Royal Icing Recipe Simple And Easy


This royal icing recipe is perfect for decorating cookies or giving your baked goods a beautiful finishing touch. You can also add food coloring to customize it as you desire. It's simple, quick, and keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, use a stand mixer (or a hand mixer) to combine the egg whites and vanilla extract, beating until they become frothy.

  2. Gradually add in the confectioners' sugar, mixing on low speed until it's fully incorporated and the mixture turns shiny.

  3. Increase the mixer speed to high, and continue beating until the icing develops stiff, glossy peaks. This should take about 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. If desired, mix in food coloring of your choice to achieve the desired shade.

  5. To use the icing immediately, transfer it to a pastry bag or a heavy-duty storage bag. If using a storage bag, simply snip one corner off to create a piping tip.

  6. Store any unused icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Be sure to mix well before re-using.