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Royal Icing recipe

best royal icing recipe

This is the best royal icing recipe that you are going to find! This Royal icing Recipe is perfect for decorating cookies and desserts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Royal Icing, Royal Icing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 882kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1/2 pound confectioners sugar sifted
  • 2 1/2  tablespoons meringue powder
  • 3 tablespoons water and more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear extract


  • Combine the sugar and meringue powder in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of the water.
  • Next, add a clear extract to make your frosting take on different flavors if you want to.
  • If the mixture is still crumbly add the rest of the water.
  • Mix on medium-low speed for 5 minutes.
  • Color icing with desired food colors by blending a drop of coloring into the icing. Gradually blend additional drops until you achieve the desired color.
  • Immediately cover the iceing with plastic wrap coving the cerface of the icing. Store in your fridge for up to 10 days.



This recipe makes Makes 1 cup, about enough for 12 cookies. If you are going to be making a lot of colors and cookies you will want to double, triple, etc. this recipe.


Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 226g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 222g