Easy, Delicious Royal Icing Recipe

royal icing

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Decorated sugar cookies are very popular right now. People want them for weddings, birthdays, party favors and gifts. Decorating sugar cookies like the ones you see on Instagram definitely takes practice, and having the right sugar cookie and royal icing recipe is an absolute must.

What you’ll need.

How to Make it.

Place 1/4 cup of meringue powder your mixer. I use my kitchen aid mixer.

royal icing


Add 2/3 cup of hot/warm water.  The hot water helps to dissolve the meringue powder better. Mix until your mixture looks like the picture below.

royal icing recipe


Then add 32 ounces (a 1 pound bag) of confectioners sugar.



Mix on high for up to 10 minutes. Your mixing time will depend on your humidity level. It can take more or less time depending on the humidity. It will become thick and begin to form stiff peaks when it’s ready.








And that is how you make easy, delicious royal icing for decorating sugar cookies.


What other questions do you have about royal icing or decorating sugar cookies? Leave them in the comments!

Happy decorating!


A Happy Baker
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