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Meringue Royal Icing

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Love decorating sugar cookies and gingerbread houses?

Ever wonder what holds everything together?  The trick is Meringue Royal Icing!  Deliciously thick and sweet, royal icing dries hard, keeping your candy secure and your gingerbread houses together. Give it a try with our tried and true Merengue Royal Icing recipe.


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Meringue Royal Icing Recipe


  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pasteurized meringue powder
  • food coloring if desired


  • In a medium bowl, stir together confectioners sugar, water, corn syrup and meringue powder until smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add water; if it is too thin, add more confectioners sugar.
  • If you are wanting different colors- divide into separate bowls and add food coloring to create your desired colors. Scoop into piping bags to pipe and decorate as desired
  • Icing will harden on cookies, it takes about 10 minutes to dry.