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Royal Icing for Valentine Sandwich Cookies

  • yield: Makes 1 1/4 cups


  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg white (2 1/2 tablespoons powdered egg whites can be substituted)
  • Paste or gel food coloring, in pink tones


  1. Step 1

    Combine sugar, egg white, and 1 tablespoon water in electric mixer until smooth. Add 1 to 3 more teaspoons water if too thick. Stir in coloring. Transfer icing to pastry bag fitted with 1/16-inch tip; reserve.

Martha Stewart Living, February 1997