This is probably going to be the easiest Royal Icing recipe you will ever find. So easy even I can make it! I say that because many of you know I am more of a cook than a baker.
The most popular uses for Royal Icing is decorating Cookies and Gingerbread Houses. It can also be used to decorate certain types of cakes. From what I have read many people have a love/hate thing for Royal Icing.
I am calling this a "simple" royal icing recipe because this one does not use any eggs or egg substitutes. This is handy if you or the people consuming this recipe if allergic to eggs.
Meringue Powder might prove to be a bit of a challenge to find depending on where you live but should be readily available online on sites like Amazon and others.
For the food coloring, I suggest you use gel or paste. This means you can add more color to your royal icing without changing the texture or the taste which is very important!
If you are going to be using different colors, divide your white icing into separate containers, one for each color you will be using. Add the necessary amount of food coloring to each bowl to achieve the desired color.
How to use Royal Icing
Use a #1 or #2 tip to outline each cookie with the desired color. Add a little bit of water to thin the icing out a bit. Fill the center of each cookie. Use a toothpick to smooth out any imperfections.
For other recipes that use Powdered Sugar, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Simple Royal Icing recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Powdered Sugar, Meringue Powder, Water and Food Coloring.
🥣 How to make Royal Icing
In a mixing bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
Optionally add the food coloring to achieve the desired color while the icing is mixing.
Simple Royal Icing
- Bowl for Mixing
- Piping Bag
- Piping Tips
- 1 lb Powdered Sugar
- 3 tablespoon Meringue Powder
- 6 tablespoon Water, warm
- Food Coloring, gel or paste
- In a mixing bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
- Optionally add the food coloring to achieve the desired color while the icing is mixing.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
These cookies were fun to make and I must say delicious. A fun way to spend my afternoon with the kids.