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Royal Icing Frosting

alexandra neznamy
Prep Time 6 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • Mixer
  • Bowl(s)
  • Pastry bags
  • Tips
  • Food coloring
  • toothpick or a scribe


  • 8 cups Powdeered Sugar best if sifted
  • 5 tbsp meringue powder
  • 6-8 tbsp warm water


  • In your bowl, mix the powdered sugar, merungue powder and water. Start eith a little water (5 tbsp), Mix until your icing peaks (7-10 on low or 10-12 on high)
  • Tap the bowl to get the air bubbles out and stir to release the bubbles
  • If you are coloring the royal icing, add it before you tap out the bubbles. Prep your piping bag, put in 3/4 of the way and twist
  • Begin with outlining your cookies then flood. Use the toothpick to gently release the air bubbles.
  • If you are dipping, do that instead of outlining.
  • Once you have your cookie covered, you can go ahead and paint (vodka and food gel) or add piped designes on top as just 2 of those fun options


There are a few ways to actually decorate cookies. Most have royal icing as its easier to pipe and decorate using the methods I list below but some do use a buttercream.
  1. Pipe on
  2. Dip
  3. from the top two, either pipe designs or paint (food coloring and a little bit of vodka, check out the video for example)
Keyword Decoated cookies, Iced Sugar Cookies