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Royal Icing for Lovebug and One-Piece Cookies

Use Dani Fiori's recipe for royal icing when making the delicious Lovebug Cookies (pictured) or One-Piece Cookies.

  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups
Royal Icing for Lovebug and One-Piece Cookies

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Winter 2008


  • 1/2 cup meringue powder
  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Using a hand mixer with the beater attachments, beat together meringue powder with 1 cup water until peaks form. Add sugar and continue mixing until smooth. If mixture seems too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until desired consistency is reached. If mixture seems too thin, add confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Reviews (12)

  • osuezeeque 12 Oct, 2011

    Can someone please assure me that royal icing dries completely? I am new at this, thank you!

  • fredenburg 21 Dec, 2010

    They sell meringue powder at Michaels and walmart in the cake section. It's madeby wilton.

  • kbunting 10 Dec, 2010

    I cannot get meringue powder where I live. Is there an alternative?

  • tinamalone 27 Oct, 2010

    Meringue powder can be purchased at health food stores and crafter store's like Michael's , or any other's that sell cake decorating supplies.

  • alida2674 12 Feb, 2009

    Sorry, maybe it wasn't Martha's Royal Icing recipe. I found one from Foodnetwork that uses 2 Tbsp. fresh egg whites and 2 c. icing sugar. Just make sure to use precautions if using fresh egg whites (not if you're pregnant, compromised immunity, etc.) Check the recipe for instructions. Good luck.

  • alida2674 12 Feb, 2009

    If you can't get meringue powder, Martha also has a recipe for Royal Icing using fresh egg whites that works very well.

  • HSwan 11 Feb, 2009

    I want to make the frosting. Where do you buy meringue powder??

  • cheesecakegal 9 Feb, 2009

    Michaels or AC Moore, any craft store should have them!

  • thistleme 9 Feb, 2009

    where can you find the little squeeze bottles she used for the icing? very clever idea!

  • Kerry_berry 15 Dec, 2008

    This is a good icing recipe for flooding cookies. I added some vanilla and cut the recipe in half -- and I've decorated 50 cookies.

  • harwell89 13 Dec, 2008

    it is a .pdf file. u need Adobe Reader to open it, u can get free at

  • leeanns 12 Dec, 2008

    I cannot open the Santa Cookie Template. Is anyone else having this problem?