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Easy Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

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Item# WLRECIP-8752

Easy Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-8752
Amount
3 cups
Prep Time
20 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
20 min

While there are many types of cookie icing, our thinned royal icing recipe is perfect for covering or decorating cut-out sugar cookies. Also known as flow-in icing or flood icing, this recipe dries icing to a smooth, hard finish that looks like porcelain. Unlike softer cookie icings, thinned royal icing is durable once it sets, making it the perfect sugar cookie icing for flooding and decorating.

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  • Electric mixer or handheld mixer
  • Large bowl
  • Spatula
  • Small spoon
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  • Notes:

    • Use grease-free tools: Make sure all tools and surfaces are grease-free or royal icing will not set properly.
    • Don’t substitute out Meringue Powder: Meringue Powder is a must for this recipe. Do not substitute with raw egg whites (they can be a food safety issue) or dried egg whites; neither will produce the same results as Meringue Powder.
    • Avoid overbeating: Do not overbeat the royal icing base. This will incorporate too much air which will create bubbles. Vigorous stirring will also create air bubbles.
    • Gradually add water: More water may be needed than recommended in the recipe. Start with the recommended amounts and gradually add small drops at a time until you get the proper consistency. A clean medicine dropper can be used to add water slowly and carefully.
    • To remove air bubbles: Let cookie icing sit for 15 minutes to an hour to let air bubbles rise naturally. Cover the bowl with a damp rag to avoid drying out the icing. Alternately, tap the bowl on the table several times to force the air bubbles up. Gently stir the top surface to release the air.
    • To speed up the drying process: Cookie icing may take up to 2 hours to dry. To speed up the drying process, place the iced treats in front of a fan until the icing dries.
    • To store: Store for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature. Re-whip icing to bring back to desired consistency.

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