Royal Icing for Cookies
Yield: 2-1/2 cups Prep 5 mins Start to Finish 15 mins
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar
- 5 tablespoons meringue powder or powdered egg whites
- 1/3 cup water
- gel paste food coloring
1. Mix together sugar, meringue powder and 1/3 cup water on low speed to soft peaks, scraping down sides of bowl, about 10 minutes. (If not using immediately, store airtight at room temperature up to 3 days; stir before using.)
2. Divide into bowls and color icing as desired. Transfer immediately into piping bags. Makes 2-1/2 cups.