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Lemon Royal Icing Recipe

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This is our go-to recipe for royal icing. We use it for decorating cookies and cakes. To make it especially glossy, mix in a three drops of glycerin (available at drugstores).

Provided by: EasyRecipesCooking.com

Categories: Dessert & Treats Recipes

Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups


2 large egg whites, or more to thin icing
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, or more to thicken icing
2-4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  • Beat the whites until stiff but not dry. Add sugar, lemon juice and glycerin (if using); beat for 1 minute more. If icing is too thick, add more egg whites; if it is too thin, add more sugar. The icing may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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