This frosting will dry like traditional royal icing, but it doesn't suck all the flavor and moisture out of the cookies and it tastes absolutely delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whip water and meringue powder on high speed in a large bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy and soft peaks form, 7 to 10 minutes. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, shortening, and vanilla extract while mixing on low speed. Increase speed back to high and beat until well-combined and smooth, about 3 minutes.

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Cook's Notes:

If the icing is too thick, thin with water, a tablespoon at a time.

Tint icing with food coloring if desired.

Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one month.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 19.4g 6% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2016
Awesome icing! I did thin mine a bit with water b/c I wanted to be able to pipe it on the cookies easily. Tastes great and easy to make...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2019
I did not care for this Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2016
Awesome icing! I did thin mine a bit with water b/c I wanted to be able to pipe it on the cookies easily. Tastes great and easy to make...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2018
I LOVE this recipe!! I ve tried several and this is it for me. I divide the icing into small bowls then add coloring then add small amounts of water to get the right consistency. Also..if I needed stiffer icing to use for piping or to decorate I just added small amounts of powered sugar. it s a VERY easy recipe to work with and it s not touchy at all. So happy!!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2018
This is an excellent recipe. Best royal icing I ve ever made. Has a nice shine to it and perfect consistency. I reduced the vanilla and added 1/4 tsp of almond extract. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
keep adding water for the right consistency. I also added lemon flavor to my gingerbread icing. Terrific!!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2019
I did not care for this Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2019
This was the best! I've tried a lot of icings but this was the easiest to work with dried so that cookies could be stacked but it did not get too crunchy to eat and it flowed beautifully. Don't be afraid to add extra water if you are flooding. I also added 1/2 tsp almond extract for a touch more flavor. Read More
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