Royal Icing

3.5
(6) 5 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
20
min.
Servings

About 2-1/2 cups or 16 servings, about 2-1/2 Tbsp. each

Decorate your favorite cookies and cakes with this classic icing made from egg whites, cream of tartar and powdered sugar.

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What You Need

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Make It

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  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until blended.
  • Add powdered sugar gradually, beating on low speed until well blended after each addition. Beat on high speed 5 min. or until stiff peaks form.

Note

Prepared icing must be kept covered at all times to prevent hardening.

Make it Easy

Icing can be prepared ahead of time. Prepare as directed, then place in medium bowl; place plastic wrap directly on surface of icing. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Beat with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form just before using.

Servings

  • About 2-1/2 cups or 16 servings, about 2-1/2 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 2-1/2 cups or 16 servings, about 2-1/2 Tbsp. each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 110
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 25mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 26g
Protein 1g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • laurenhuntley | Fri, Dec 8 2006 3:41 PM

    This icing is for frosting cookies. I had been looking all over for this recipe. Thanks.

  • haliek | Sat, Dec 10 2005 12:27 PM

    This was the recipe given for making ornaments because it would firm up and get hard. That never happened. It tasted great though. I don't know what I did wrong, but it must have been something. :(

  • rag_bag | Thu, Jul 14 2005 12:54 AM

    i made this icing for mothers day, & it turned out to be a diaster. the icing was hard as a brick i couldn't even cut the cake. i felt bad for mom & decided to make her another cake using half the tartar. i found another royal icing recipe from a good cake book & it has been very successful.

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