Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing Cookie

Royal icing is most often used for assmebling gingerbread houses. It dries very hard and crunchy. Royal Icing can be piped onto your cookies to give the cookies great texture. I use the icing most often for gingerbread houses or for cookies with a simple outline. Royal icing is available commercially in a powdered form (just add water), or follow the directions below.

  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 Tablespoon gum arabic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 2/3 cup water

In small mixing bowl, combine water, meringue powder and cream of tarter. Beat until stiff peaks form. In separate bowl, combine powdered sugar and gum arabic. Mix thouroughly, then add to meringue. Beat on low, then medium speed until stiff peaks form.