Easy Homemade Royal Icing Recipe

Homemade Colored Royal Icing Recipe

‘Tis the season for decorating cookies! Sugar cookies were always a cookie we made growing up. Here is an easy royal icing recipe for decorating sugar cookies. And I seriously mean it's EASY! That's all I know how to do!

The colors are only limited by your imagination especially if you have a large pack of food coloring gels! Pick up these plastic squeeze bottles to make decorating less messy too!

Easy Royal Icing Ingredients for Sugar Cookies

Easy Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 3 cups, Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup, Milk
  • 1/4 cup, Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 tsp, Almond Extract
  • Food Coloring Gels (any colors)
  • Decorating bottles or icing bags

Easy Royal Icing Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add your powdered sugar.
  2. Slowing add in your milk, corn syrup, and almond extract while mixing with a hand mixer on low.
  3. Once all your ingredients are mixed well you can turn up the mixer a notch.
  4. After about a minutes you should have a thick smooth icing.
  5. Separate your icing into 4 small bowls, add a drop of your food coloring to each one and mix.
  6. Carefully pour your icing into your decorating bottle or icing bags and have fun decorating!

How to Make Easy Royal Icing for Decorating Sugar Cookies

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on December 07, 2015


  • Sophie - June 08, 2016 @ 5:31 am

    Hey Andrea, thanks for the recipe, just wanted to add for those who can’t use corn products or do not have any corn syrup that simple syrup works well and it is simply made with sugar. The result was still great, thank you for the tip on using plastic squirt bottles!

  • Kate - February 17, 2017 @ 6:33 am

    Thanks, I will cook it for my family
    Hope they like it ;)

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