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Royal Icing Recipe

  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Icing for 20 3" cookies 1x


This royal icing is perfect for cookie decorating!


  • 2 Tablespoons of Meringue Powder*
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 pound of powdered sugar (sifted, if needed)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • A few drops of clear extract (I used vanilla... you could use almond, lemon, etc.)


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the meringue powder and 3 1/2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Beat with a mixer until it's foamy.
  3. Add in the powder sugar, mix slowly until combined. I should note here that I used Great Value powdered sugar from Walmart and I never sift it. However, I've bought other brands that did need sifting. If you're unsure - sift!!
  4. Add the corn syrup and any extract, if desired.
  5. Increase speed to high and beat for around 5 minutes, until you get stiff glossy peaks.
  6. Do not overbeat!
  7. Cover tightly with plastic wrap - make sure it touches the icing or the icing will harden!
  8. *I really prefer Americolor Meringue Powder or CK Products Meringue Powder.