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Icing for Cookies



50 portion(s)

Royal Icing

  • 500 grams soft white icing sugar
  • 60 grams Egg Whites (approx 2-3)
  • 5 grams ( Juice of half a lemon)

Recipe's preparation

    Weigh into bowl 500g icing sugar
  1. mill on speed 9 for 20 seconds

    Scrape down sides with spatula

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  3. Weigh egg whites into MC
  4. Add to thermomix bowl

  5. squeeze lemon juice leaving MC in place to catch pips (then discard)
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  7. Blend on Speed 5 for 30-40 seconds
    Transfer to several bowls depending on how many colours needed
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  9. To get desired piping consistency, use a spray bottle and thin down.
  10. 10 second icing rule (drag a butter knife through your icing using a timer, your icing should return back to flat shape by 10 second mark....anything less than this your icing is too thin and you will need to add some sieved icing sugar)  Add more water if too thick.

  11. Pour your icing into a prepared icing bag with a wilton tip 2 or 3 (i use 2)
  12. It is easiest to do this inside a tall glass or cup and then secure your bag with an elastic band or stay fresh clip (my preference)


    If colouring, I add a few drops of wilton colour pastes when watering down

  13. Test your icing on less desirable cookies first to see if you have the correct consistency
  14. Ice the edges of your cookie first then fill in the middle, use a toothpick to spread piped icing around evenly and pop any air bubbles.  I also shake my cookies and tap on the bench a little to bring air bubbles to the surface.

  15. Wet on wet icing
  16. To ice your biscuits quickly with different colours using several different piping bags you can ice straight away, you will get a smooth icing look

  17. For 3D look or piping that pops out, wait for first colour to dry well before adding second colour
  18. Leave to dry in a sealed container for 24hours before bagging up as gifts, or will stay fresh in a sealed container for up to 4 weeks

  19. Practice makes perfect :-)
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These make lovely gifts or take home loot bags instead of lolly bags.


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  • We decorated arrowroot biscuits for easter. This...

    Submitted by pj_mumma on 6. April 2020 - 12:50.

    We decorated arrowroot biscuits for easter. This icing was perfect and the kids easily worked with it. Thank-you.

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