Royal Icing

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Royal Icing

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snowflake-shaped cookie with blue icing outlined in white

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Recipe Data

16
Servings
5min
Prep
12min
Total

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Description

This sweet icing works well for cookies and gingerbread houses. It gets stiff and hardens completely with a matte finish.

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Servings and Ingredients

Ingredients
Serves 16
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3 c.Hy-Vee powdered sugar
2 tbsp.meringue powder
¼ tsp.cream of tartar
c.warm water
½ tsp.Hy-Vee vanilla extract
Hy-Vee food coloring, if desired

Things To Grab

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Piping bag
  • Round piping tip

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together powdered sugar, meringue powder, and cream of tartar. Add warm water and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. 

  2. Beat on high speed for 7 to 10 minutes or until icing is very stiff. Tint, as desired, with food coloring. Immediately place in a piping bag filled with a rounded tip. Decorate cookies as desired. 

    Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
    When working with royal icing, keep it covered with a damp paper towel when you're not using it. This will prevent it from drying out.
    Hy-Vee Test Kitchen

Nutrition facts

Servings

90 Calories per serving
Frosts 16 3-inch cookies

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Protein: 0g

Daily Values

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Vitamin A 0%
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Vitamin C 0%
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Iron 0%
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Calcium 0%

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Seasons, Fall 2016