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How to Make Royal Icing

Give your cookies an impressive finish by glazing them with our no-fail royal icing recipe.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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



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