Royal Icing 101 Cookie Frosting Recipe

Royal Icing is an icing for decorating cookies that dries hard and opaque. Cookies can be stacked and the icing stays pretty when cookies are packaged. It's easy, only takes 3 ingredients: meringue powder, water and sugar (flavoring is optional). Royal Icing (this will cover approximately 3 dozen, 3 inch cookies in 2-3 colors) 1 pound powdered sugar 5 TBSP meringue powder scant 1/2 c. water a few drops of extract (optional) Combine the meringue powder and water with a whisk attachment using an electric mixer. Beat until peaks begin to form. Sift in the powdered sugar and beat on low to combine. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. (You should be able to remove the beater from the mixer and hold up and jiggle without the peak … [Read more...]