Thursday, December 23, 2010

Royal Icing without the raw egg white

I love rolled sugar cookies with Royal Icing.   To me, spending an afternoon decorating cookies is pure bliss.   I am, however, suspect of raw eggs and I don't use them in my Royal Icing version.   Meringue Powder works great, it's safely pasteurized and the results are beautiful each time.

Meringue Powder Royal Icing (without the raw egg white)

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 4 T water
  • 4 t Meringue Powder (I use Wilton)
  • 1 t fresh lemon juice
  • assorted food coloring
Directions:   In a small bowl, whisk together the water and meringue powder until frothy.   In a mixer, combine the powdered sugar and meringue mixture until smooth, adding the lemon juice to the desired consistency (which should be like heavy cream.   Put into small bowls, add your food coloring of choice and decorate.

7 comments: said...

I also am scared of using raw eggs :). I just avoid a recipe if that's what it calls for.
But I love these cookies...they are so cute!

Kristen said...

What beautiful cookies. I especially like the houses. You put so much detail into them.

Green Girl @ A little bit of everything said...

I discovered meringue powder a while back and since then nothing can make me go back to raw eggs.

Wishing you the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.
Happy Holidays,

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious decorations happy holidays

~Lisa~ said...

The cookies are just darling! I hope you had a joyful Christmas weekend!

live music bars san francisco said...

Cookies are look beautiful. Though am afraid of using eggs. I like to give a hand on it now.

Becky said...

Your cookies are beautiful. I don't use raw eggs either. Thank you for the tip