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Royal Icing

Royal Icing
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Makes 1 cup, enough to frost about 36 cookies| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:



  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg white, and lemon juice. With a wooden spoon, mix the ingredients together until the icing is thickened and smooth, about 2 minutes. 
  2. The icing will keep up to 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Before using, beat it with a fork. Stir in very small amounts of water if it seems too thick.
December, 2000

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 26Calories From Fat 0%
  • Calcium 0mg
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Fat 0g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Protein 0mg
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Sodium 2mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Place setting
After decorating, the royal icing will take between 10 minutes and 2 hours to dry, depending on how thick it is, how densely it's applied, and the level of humidity in the air.

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