Royal Icing (without egg whites or meringue powder)

Royal Icing

“Royal Icing is a stiff icing used for decorating and it is usually made with egg whites or meringue powder. Corn syrup gives you the same sturdy icing.   You can stack the cookies without them sticking to each other and ruining the decorations.  I never cared for the taste of traditional royal icing, but I liked the look of it.  This icing recipe tastes delicious, looks great, and is easy to make! The best thing is you can stack the cookies with no fear!  Enjoy!”


2 cups confectioner’s sugar                                                                                                              4 teaspoons milk                                                                                                                                  4 teaspoon corn syrup                                                                                                                    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or extract of your choice                                                                                                                   


  1. With an electric on medium speed, beat all ingredients together until creamy.  Add a few drops of milk for a thinner consistency if desired.  Makes about 2 cups.

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