Check out our easy to follow Royal Icing recipe. Get creative in the kitchen and decorate your cakes, biscuits and bakes with this multi-purpose icing. This simple recipe will ensure success every time.
Making beautiful decorative cookies is easy using Royal Icing. There are also many ways to use royal icing on a cookie to achieve different looks. Royal icing is pretty simple to make because there are very few ingredients.
Perfect for gluing together gingerbread houses and icing cookies with a hard, sweet trim, this basic recipe for royal icing works like a charm!
Makes: 1 cup, enough to frost about 36 cookies
Ingredients for Royal Icing:
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 large egg white, or equivalent amount of dried egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon water
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg white, and water. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon, until the icing is thickened and smooth, about 2 minutes.
The icing will keep up to 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Before using, beat it with a fork. Stir in very small amounts of water if it seems too thick.