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    Royal Icing

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    Lubie's Note:

    This is the best recipe I have found for sugar cookie icing. Try my recipe for "World's Greatest Sugar Cookies" for an excellent snack.

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    • 3 -4 egg whites (or equivalent powdered egg white)
    • 2 lbs powdered sugar
    • 8 tablespoons water
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring


    1. 1
      Beat first three ingredients, then thin with a little water, if needed.
    2. 2
      Add almond, vanilla, and butter flavoring.
    3. 3
      Depending on how many colors you want, divide it between several bowls.
    4. 4
      To decorate on top of original layer of icing, thicken with powdered sugar until desired thickness.
    5. 5
      Decorating works best when used in the decorating bags with tips.
    6. 6
      Also, before spreading thin icing over cookies, try putting an outline of thick icing from a small decorating tip around the edge of the cookie.
    7. 7
      This way, the thin icing will not drip over the edge.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 21, 2008


      This is a great recipe for royal icing. I found the flavor combination to be delicious. For those who are unsure about how long to beat the icing- I beat the pasturized egg whites until they were frothy. I then added the powdered sugar, and beat until a soft-medium peak formed. I also made sure I added my powdered sugar gradually- I think the flavor comes out better. Thanks for posting! This will be my go-to royal icing. :)

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    • on October 21, 2007


      This is good frosting! I made this along with your World's Greatest Sugar Cookies. It was fabulous, and even held in the fridge for a couple days, I just remixed it and it was perfect! The taste was wonderful, and the flavorings are perfect! I was putting hardly any frosting on the cookies, but you couldnt taste the frosting at next time I will PILE this frosting on! LOL Thanks so much for a wonderful Royal Icing recipe!

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    • on March 06, 2007


      Just wanted to say "THANK YOU" for the outstanding royal icing recipe. I have tried lots of recipes but this one is definately a KEEPER! Good enough to put in my recipe box.

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    Nutritional Facts for Royal Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (1125 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3588.9
    Calories from Fat 9
    Total Fat 1.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 175.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 904.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 889.1 g
    Protein 10.7 g

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