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Royal Icing
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1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 tablespoon meringue powder

2 tablespoons warm water

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed 2-4 minutes or until thick and glossy. (If too thick, add additional tablespoon hot water.)

  2. STEP 2

    Cover bowl with damp paper towel until ready to use or cover with plastic food wrap.

Tip #1

Royal icing hardens when it dries and is used for piping decorations on cooled cookies.

Tip #2

Refrigerate up to 2 weeks. To restore texture, allow icing to reach room temperature, then re-beat.

Tip #3

Meringue powder can be purchase on-line or where cake decorating supplies are sold.

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