Royal Icing Recipe

The royal icing recipe is perfect for gingerbread houses.


4 egg whites
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Large bowl

Step 1: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites until foamy.
Step 2: Gradually mix in the powdered sugar and lemon extract. Beat on high until thickened.

Note: This icing is perfect for gingerbread houses or any other cookie-like structure. When this icing dries it will become very hard, making it resistant to cracks and damage. Use in small batches to avoid it from drying out to fast.

Also, a few drops of food coloring can be added to achieve more vivid effects for your baking project.