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Royal Icing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tina Loftin Smith
Added: Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups confectioners' sugar
teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons pasteurized liquid egg whites (or equivalent reconstituted dried egg whites - 3 egg whites)
Food coloring (optional)
Water for thinning if needed

Directions:
Directions:
In large bowl, sift sugar and cream of tartar. Add egg whites. Beat with electric mixer at low speed until blended. Tint with food coloring if desired. Increase speed to high and beat until icing has thickened and holds peaks, 8 to 10 minutes.
Pipe decoratively onto cookies or thin with a little water and paint over cookies. (Keep icing covered with damp tea towel to prevent it from drying out.)
This recipe yields 2 cups.

 

 

 

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