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easy cut out cookies

Royal Icing

This is a wonderful icing will make your sugar cookies perfect when decorating them.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookie recipe, cookies, frosting, icing recipe, royal icing recipe, sugar cookie recipe, sugar cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 62kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • 1 icing bag
  • 1 #2 icing tip round tip


  • 3 oz warm water
  • tbsp meringue powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Using your mixer bowl add warm water and meringue together.
  • Whisk by hand until frothy.
  • Place the mixing bowl on the mixer. Now add the powdered sugar all at once.
  • Attach the paddle to the mixer and mix the icing on the lowest speed for 10 minutes.
  • You are looking for a slightly runny frosting. If it is too thick, add small amounts of water to get the right consistency. Make sure to do the 1- second icing test.
  • Place icing in bowls and add desired colors.
  • Cover extra icing with plastic wrap. I place the plastic straight onto the icing preventing air from drying it out.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg