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Perfect and Delicious Royal Icing


"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!"
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15 m servings 82 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (6 cups)

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  1. 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.


  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 82 calories; 0.6 g fat; 19.4 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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. :)