Recipe by Lubie

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.

Top Review by History Teacher

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. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

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


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

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