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Royal Icing

Use this royal icing for frosting sugar cookies, including our Citrus Sugar Cookies.

  • yield: Makes 3 cups




  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 5 tablespoons pasteurized egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Step 1

    Using an electric mixer on low, combine confectioners' sugar, sifted, egg whites, and cream of tartar; beat on high until icing is whipped and opaque, about 2 minutes. Thin with water as needed to make a stiff but spreadable icing.

Everyday Food, December 2009

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Reviews (3)

  • 22 Jan, 2011

    This recipe made my sugar cokkies a huge hit.

  • 13 Dec, 2010

    I loved this recipe. it was terrific. love the sheen it gave to the cookies.

  • 6 Dec, 2010

    is there a video on how to do this ?