Royal Icing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 cups
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1 1-pound box confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons meringue powder (available in the baking aisle)

6 tablespoons water

Assorted food coloring


  1. Sift the confectioners' sugar and meringue powder into a large bowl. Add the water and beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until soft glossy peaks form. Divide among bowls and tint with food coloring, if desired.
  2. Transfer the icing to resealable plastic bags; snip off the corners. Pipe on the cookies.