Royal Icing

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

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups

Source: Everyday Food, December 2009

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

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