Royal Icing

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Linda Hirst

 

Royal Icing is used as a decorative icing for our Cut-Out Butter Cookies.

Yield:

Makes about 1 1/4 cups

Recipe from


Ingredients

4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract

Preparation

Combine all ingredients and 4 tablespoons water in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until firm enough to pipe but still spreadable. (Cover with a damp cloth to prevent a crust from forming while icing.)

Note:

Julia Dowling Rutland,

December 2013