Chocolate Royal Icing

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Cathleen Colbert

I tried to make brown royal icing to decorate bear shaped cookies. But even with good quality food color paste, I couldn't get it dark enough. This was the answer.

Top Review by Jen R.

Thank you for sharing! I needed a brown royal icing for my acorn cookies and this worked perfect. The original recipe worked creat for the color of the body of the acorn, then I added a bit of black gel food coloring to deepen the color for the cap. Great tastin also!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix powdered sugar, cocoa and egg whites.
  2. Add water slowly until the icing is the consistency of thick frosting for outlining and thin with more water to fill.

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