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Royal Icing is a decorative icing used for piping delicate designs on cookies. Royal Icing also can act as a "glue" for attaching cookies to cake stands.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2011

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
About 3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat first 2 ingredients and 6 Tbsp. water at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat at high speed 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add up to 2 Tbsp. additional water, 1/4 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

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Chef's Notes

Use less water for a stiff icing perfect for attaching cookies to cake stands. Use more water for thinner icing suitable for piping delicate designs on cookies.

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