Royal Icing

This recipe is part of the recipe for Chocolate Reindeer


2 to 3 large egg whites*
2 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Assorted food colorings

*Use only grade A clean, uncracked eggs.


  1. Beat 2 egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer until peaks just begin to hold their shape. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and lemon juice; beat for 1 minute. If consistency is too thin for piping, gradually add more sugar until desired result is achieved; if it is too thick, add another egg white. Divide icing among several small bowls and tint to desired colors. Keep bowls tightly covered until ready to use.

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