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Royal Icing with Meringue Powder

Royal Icing with Meringue Powder provides the perfect way to complete your home-made cookies as you can introduce different colors and decorative toppings before it hardens. Meringue Powder replaces the egg whites in Royal Icing, eliminating the risk of getting the yolk in your egg whites. It can be purchased in the baking area of a Supermarket, craft store and through Amazon.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Cakes, Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Royal Icing
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Bernice


  • ¼ cup Meringue Powder
  • ½ cup Cold Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar


  • Beat the meringue powder, cold water, and vanilla until the mixture becomes thicker with peaks.
  • Once the peaks stay formed then add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Divide the icing into bowls and add food coloring. To keep the icing moist, place a damp cloth over the top.
  • Decorate your cookies with the Royal Icing. Once you cover the cookie with icing, you can add sprinkles or any other decorations before it starts to set. It does take a while for the icing to cure and then you can stack the cookies. I keep them in a cold place because they sometimes will stick a bit if they get warm.


Serving: 24g | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0mg