Royal Icing is a versatile frosting that is often used for glazing cookies or decorating cakes, cupcakes, or gingerbread houses. This classic icing is made by combining powdered sugar, egg whites, and lemon juice or water. It dries smoothly and hardens quickly, creating a firm surface for decorating.

Nutrition:
– Calories: 70 kcal
– Fat: 0g
– Carbohydrates: 18g
– Protein: 0g
– Sodium: 8mg
– Sugar: 18g

Ingredients:
– 4 cups powdered sugar
– 3 egg whites
– 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup water, divided
– Food coloring (optional)

Instructions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, sift powdered sugar to remove any lumps.
2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until frothy using an electric mixer.
3. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
4. Gradually add powdered sugar to the egg mixture, mixing on low speed.
5. Stir in vanilla extract.
6. Add water one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
7. Add food coloring (optional).
8. Beat on high speed for 5-7 minutes until smooth and glossy.
9. Immediately use or store in an airtight container.

Additional Notes:
– Royal icing dries quickly, so keep it covered with a damp cloth or plastic wrap when not in use.
– If the icing is too thick, add a few drops of water. If too thin, add more powdered sugar.
– This recipe makes about 3 cups of icing, which is enough to decorate approximately 24 cookies or a 9-inch cake.
– Recipe category: Dessert
– Cuisine: International
– Preparation time: 10 minutes
– Cooking time: 0 minutes
– Total time: 10 minutes
– Servings: 24 cookies or a 9-inch cake

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