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Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

This classic decorating icing sets up and dries quickly. It's especially nice to use when cookies will be stacked on a plate. For accompanying recipes and decorating tips, visit Spring Has Sprung. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 3-3/4 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons warm water


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat on high speed with a portable mixer for 10-12 minutes or on low speed with a stand mixer for 7-10 minutes or until peaks form. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 76 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Easy Royal Icing

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tomsbicycle User ID: 8345288 225195
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"great for making flowers ect.... ahead of time."

supersportgirl User ID: 4980393 144149
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"Great icing. I even spread it onto the cookies with a knife. I used it because I wanted to be able to stack the cookies and ship them."

ChellFeesh User ID: 3874558 163972
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"buttercream icing will not set up and harden as the royal icing will"

harmonies User ID: 2038315 144148
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"should you frost cookies with royal icing or can you also use thinner buttercream before decorating"

prvrbs31gal User ID: 620846 185143
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"I bought my meringue powder at Michael's and used a 40% off coupon for it."

mxgymmom User ID: 3409172 124287
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"Meringue powder is a egg white substitute that can be found in most craft stores in the cake decorating isle and I have also found it in party stores and even Walmart.  "

mxgymmom User ID: 3409172 185082
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"meringue powder comes in a can made by Wilton and you can usually find it in the cake decorating isle at craft stores, although I have found it at party stores and even Walmart. According to the can it states it is used like an egg white substitute. When you beat it up with water when I use it for frosting, it beats up very lightly and frothy."

kpbaker User ID: 2146694 166048
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"What is meringue powder?

kpbaker User ID: 2146694 168684
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"What is Meringue Powder?"

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