Royal Icing

This simple icing, perfect for decorating sugar cookies, dries to a hard, glossy finish. To evenly pave the top of a sugar cookie, watch our video of How to Flow Royal Icing »

Royal Icing Royal Icing
This simple icing, perfect for decorating sugar cookies, dries to a hard, glossy finish.
Yield: makes ABOUT 4 CUPS ICING

Ingredients

  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp. dried egg whites or meringue powder

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an upright mixer, combine sugar, egg whites, and 6 tbsp. water and beat on high speed until mixture is fully incorporated and the shine begins to dull. Add a few more drops of water if necessary to create a thinner icing.
  2. To color the icing, add food coloring one drop at a time until the desired color is reached.