three squeeze bottles of pink and red icing and toothpicks
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5 from 3 votes

EASY Royal Icing

This royal icing is quick to make and easy to use!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy royal icing, how to decorate with royal icing, royal icing, royal icing tips
Calories: 152kcal


  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water , more or less as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract , optional


  • Beat all ingredients together until stiff peaks form (about 10 minutes). Divide into separate containers, depending on how many colors you plan to use. Mix in food coloring. Add water to thin each color out so that when it runs off the spoon it quickly dissolves back into the remaining icing within 10 seconds. Add powdered sugar if need to thicken. Pour into squeeze bottles and decorate cookies.


Nutritional information is an estimate only, based on 12 servings.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 37g | Iron: 1mg