Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Gather Ingredients

4 cups powdered sugar 2.5 Tablespoons meringue powder 6 Tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1

Use an electric mixer to beat together all ingredients on low speed

Step 2

Increase mixer speed to high and beat until mixture is stiff (reaches stiff peaks)

Step 3

Divide icing as desired and use food coloring to color as desired. This is your outlining icing.

Step 4

Thin some of the icing with a bit of water until you get the desired texture. This will be your "flooding" icing for filling your cookies.

Step 5

Use your thicker icing (outlining icing) to outline your cookies and for detail decorations

Step 6

Use  thinner icing (flooding icing) to fill in the cookie decorations.