simple royal icing

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By Connie Ottman
from Orlando, FL

Fumbling around, working on a more reliable icing for the sugar cookies I make every holiday... Came up with this one that dried to a white, hard, shiny gloss. Of course, we use food coloring too! Few ingredients and so very easy. Enjoy!

serves 2 1/2 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For simple royal icing

  • 2
    egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 lb
    (5 1/2 cups) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2-3 Tbsp
  • various food coloring as desired

How To Make simple royal icing

  • 1
    Beat the egg whites at medium speed until foamy.
  • 2
    Add confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, beating between additions, until sugar is completely incorporated.
  • 3
    Add water and beat at high speed about 5 minutes. Icing should hold it's shape. Add little more water if necessary.
  • 4
    Use icing at once. Divide and add food coloring as desired.
  • 5