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What is royal icing? Quite simply, it’s icing that's made from only three ingredients: confectioners’ sugar, egg whites and flavorings. This easy royal icing recipe is great for decorating or flooding sugar cookies, piping festive holiday decorations on a gingerbread house, or attaching decorations (like flowers or buttercream roses) to the tops of cakes or cupcakes.

Kristen Evans Dittami

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 cup, enough to frost about 36 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg white, and water. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon, until the icing is thickened and smooth, about 2 minutes.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

26 calories; sodium 2mg; carbohydrates 7g; sugars 7g.
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