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How to Make Royal Icing

Created January 10, 2017
How to Make Royal Icing
Give your cookies an impressive finish by glazing them with our no-fail royal icing recipe.

The secret to beautifully decorated cookies is all in the icing. The royal icing, that is. This two-step recipe is the only one you’ll ever need to give your holiday cookies that perfect bakery look.

What you’ll need:

  • Ingredients for Royal Icing
  • Large bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Food coloring, if using
How to:

1.  First, gather your ingredients.


2.  Beat ingredients (except for the food coloring, if you plan on tinting your frosting) in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until mixed.


3.  Next, beat the mixture on high speed for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the frosting is very stiff. Divide the frosting into separate bowls and tint with food coloring if desired. You’re ready to decorate!


Not sure what the technique is for decorating cookies with royal icing? We show you how to do it step-by-step here!