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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.