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Easy Royal Icing

Easy royal icing for decorating cookies - it freezes well and packs well, and makes beautiful designs.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 1/4 cup pasteurized egg whites or 2 large egg whites
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • water as needed
  • food colouring as desired


  • Using the whisk attachment on standing mixer, beat the egg whites and confectioners' sugar until smooth. If you want to flood (completely cover) your cookies rather than make detailed patterns, beat in about a tablespoon of water.


Enough to decorate about 2 dozen cookies.