Sugarbelle's Royal Icing

Jenni K

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@AnCsMom

Royal icing is used to decorate cookies with a lot of detail. Here is the recipe from sweetsugarbelle.com


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Serves:

Ices appx 4-5 doz cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Ingredients

2 lb
(1 bag) powdered sugar
1/3 c
plus 1 tablespoon meringue powder
3/4 c
warm water (approximately)
1-2 Tbsp
oil-free extract or flavoring

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Works best with an automatic mixer.
Add the powdered sugar and meringue powder to the mixing bowl. Mix well using the whisk attachment.
2
Add the flavoring (vanilla and almond work well, but you can use whatever you prefer) into the warm water, then mix into the dry mixture.
*it's very important that your flavoring be oil free. Also, if you want pure white icing, stay away from extracts with color.
3
Mix at medium speed 5-6 minutes. (As it mixes, if any sticks to the sides, simply spritz it with a bottle filled with water until it's incorporated.)
4
As it thickens up, turn mixer up to high for 3-4 more minutes until it's stiff and fluffy like meringue.
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EXTRA NOTES ABOUT THIS RECIPE:
-Royal icing and oil are NOT friends. make sure all of your utensils are oil free, including your bowls. wash them well in hot water, and give them a rub with lemon juice or vinegar before using them.
-Royal icing keeps for a long time. MANY leave it covered on the counter for up to a month with no problem. Or you can refrigerate it.
-If you need to refresh it, you can fluff it up again with the mixer, and it will be like new.
-If you are expecting humidity, add a little less meringue powder, and a little cream of tartar. Cream of tartar is a stabilizer and helps when it’s humid. It seems to work.
-It’s also alright to add a little bit of corn syrup to your icing if you want it to be a bit shinier.
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To see how to color your icing to prepare it for use, go to the recipe link in the comments "How to: Prepare & Color Royal Icing for Decorating", or go to sweetsugarbelle.com/...g-royal-icing

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy