Step by step guide how to make decorating icing for piping on cookies. Royal icing is easy to make in only a few minutes. It’s a very sturdy icing, but allow your piped cookies to dry overnight, and then they will stack together nicely without smudging.
Try making a few different colored icings with the same batch. Separate each color into 2 bowls. Then, you can thin out one of the bowls of icing with a bit of water, and use that for flooding your cookies.
After you’ve flooded your cookies, let them dry for a couple of hours. Then, add your thicker icing on top for writing, and designs.
Decorating Icing Recipe for Piping
How to make icing for piping and decorating cookies
Yield: 3 cups
- 6 tbsp egg whites
- 4 cups icing sugar
- food coloring optional
- Place the whisk attachment on a stand mixer and beat the egg whites on medium speed until creamy and bubbly.
- Add the icing sugar slowly, until fully combined. Beat until they are glossy and the icing is thick ~3-5 min.
- Separate the icing into bowls, and add food coloring as needed.
- To thin out your icing for flooding cookies, add a tiny bit of water to your icing.
- Use icing immediately or place the icing in the fridge in an airtight container.