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Royal Icing

Quick drying royal icing recipe perfect for sugar cookies and icing decorations.
Course Dessert
Keyword royal icing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • 10-12 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 8 cups powdered sugar 2 pound bag

Instructions

  • If using a stand mixer, fit with paddle attachment.  
  • Put powdered sugar and meringue powder in bowl.  Add 7 tablespoons water.  Start mixing on LOW speed until all ingredients are combined and moistened.  Scrape down the sides.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons water and mix to combine.   Scrape down the sides. Turn speed of mixer up to medium high.  Beat for 7 minutes.  
  • Turn speed of mixer up to medium high. Beat for 7 minutes.   Scrape down the sides.  If the icing is too thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time and beat to combine.  You can't take the water out so don't put too much in at a time.

Notes

Make sure your bowl and beater are really clean.  This frosting does not like even a bit of grease to be near it.