Royal Icing

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
Total Time:
10 min
frosting for 3 dozen 2-3-inch cookies


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup dried egg whites
  • 1/3 cup water
  • food coloring


  1. COMBINE powdered sugar and dried egg whites. Stir in water to achieve a spreadable consistency. Divide into several smaller bowls. Stir in food coloring.
  2. BRUSH frosting on each cookie using pastry brush to coat top. Add sparkling sugars and toppings of your choice while still soft. Or pipe onto cookies using a pastry bag or ziptop bag with corner snipped off. Frosting will harden as it dries.


Serving Size (1/36 of recipe), Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 0), Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 5mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 13g), Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.