The next time you have a batch of freshly baked cookies in front of you don’t get intimidated by the pressure of making them look like store bought cookies and resolve to use a homemade Royal Icing Recipe. A Royal Icing Recipe will get your cookies looking delicious and like miniature works of art in no time at all. Now all you need is a fail proof recipe…
Before you get started, you should probably know what royal icing is if you don’t already. Royal icing is a hard white icing that can be used to coat cakes, decorate cookies, or other baked goods. All you need to make your own batch is 2 large egg whites, 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, the juice of one lemon, and 3 drops of glycerin (this prevents the icing from setting too hard).
First you should beat the egg whites with the Tovolo Easy Prep Quick Hand Mixer until they’re stiff, which with this Quick Hand Mixer should take thirty seconds. This hand mixer is great for not only this recipe but for any other recipe as well because it comes with a convenient spout so that you can just pour in your beaten egg whites or batter into another bowl when it’s done. Next, add in the confectioner’s sugar, lemon juice, and glycerin and beat for one more minute. If you want to try a different mixer for this second part of the beating, experiment with the OXO Good Grips Egg Beater for a modern take on the classic whisk. With stainless steel beater that are detachable and a comfortable handle, you’ll be beating those eggs to perfection.
Back to the recipe. After this, you’ll need to use your discretion: if the icing is too thick, you can add in more egg whites and if it’s too thin you’ll have to add in some more sugar. Once you’ve reached the perfect consistency, ice away! And be sure to store the extras in a Click Clack 4 Quart Storage Container that will keep the icing air tight and fresh in the refrigerator for up to three days.