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15 min Prep
15 min Total
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16 Servings

Use this recipe for Royal Icing to frost your favorite cutout sugar cookies. The icing will set, making cookies stackable!

Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup warm water
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In large bowl, mix powdered sugar, meringue powder and cream of tartar. Add warm water and vanilla. Beat on low speed to blend; beat on high speed 6 to 8 minutes or until very stiff. Cover bowl with plastic wrap to keep icing from drying.
  2. Use as desired to decorate cookies.
  • Meringue powder can be found in craft stores with the cake decorating supplies. Meringue powder is a mixture of pasteurized egg whites, sugar and gums. It makes the icing set up quickly with a hard finish.
  • An easy way to apply the royal icing is to use a disposable decorating bag, which makes for easy cleanup!
  • Use gel food colors as desired to tint the icing.