Royal Icing for Sugar Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2⅓ cups
  • 1 box confectioners' sugar (1 pound)
  • 5 tablespoons meringue powder or 2 large egg whites
  1. Using an electric mixer, combine sugar and meringue powder. Mixing on low speed, add a scant ½ cup water.
  2. For a thinner consistency, usually used for flooding, add more water. A thicker consistency is generally used for outlining and adding details.
  3. Mix until icing holds a ribbonlike trail on the surface of the mixture for 5 seconds when you raise the paddle.
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