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Royal Icing

Flooding consistency Royal Icing for decorating sugar cookies. Perfect for creating one solid color or creating a multi-color design. This recipe makes enough icing to decorate 24 three inch cookies.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Author: Corey Grimsley


  • 2 egg whites
  • 454 grams powdered sugar sifted
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • food coloring

Raw Egg White Alternative:

  • 2 tbsp meringue powder
  • 6 tbsp warm water


  • Whisk the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer until foamy.
  • Add half of the powdered sugar and mix with the whisk attachment for 1-2 minutes.  Add the remaining sugar and mix for another minute.
  • One tablespoon at a time, add in the water until the mixture is thin enough for the peaks to settle back into the bowl.
  • Add the food coloring and mix on high for 1-2 minutes.  Adjust the water content if necessary.
  • Transfer the icing to a piping bag fitted with a size 2 piping tip.

Raw Egg White Alternative:

  • As an alternative to raw egg whites, combine the meringue powder and warm water in the stand mixer and whisk until foamy.  Continue with step #2.
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