Royal Icing

Royal Icing Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Linda Hirst


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


Makes about 1 1/4 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


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


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.)

Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

December 2013