Fifteen Icing Recipes for Cookie Decorating

Human beings love variety.  This is apparent in every aspect of life.  Our homes, appearance, and even the food we eat are as unique as we are.  It seems this also holds true when it comes to cookie icing.  There are about as many ways to make icing as there are styles of decorating.

With so many recipes to choose from, it may be hard to decide which one to try first.  To help you out, I’ve made a list of fifteen tried and true cookie icing recipes.  If a particular recipe doesn’t work for you, don’t give up.  Keep experimenting until you find one that suits your taste.

15 Icing Recipes For Cookie DecoratingTraditional Royal Icing Recipes

1. Royal Icing for Cookie Decorating via Sweetsugarbelle 2. Royal Icing Recipe via Bake at 350 3. Royal Icing Recipe with Free Illustrations via Sweetopia 4.Making Royal Icing via Ali-Bee’s Bake Shop   5. SugarDeaux Quick Dry Royal Icing 6. Egg White Royal Icing via Alton Brown  7. Royal Icing with Dried Egg Whites via Lila Loa  8. Fresh Lemon Royal Icing via Haniela’s  9. Wilton Royal Icing  10. Antonia74′s Royal Icing via The Bearfoot Baker

Royal Icing Alternatives

11. Glorious Corn Syrup Glaze via Sweet Hope Cookies  12. CookieCrazie Glaze Icing Recipe  13. Sweet P’s Royal Glaze 14. Sort of Royal Icing via The Decorated Cookie  15. Karen’s Meringue Powder Buttercream

15 Icing Recipes For Cookie Decorating SweetsugarbelleFor more helpful icing tips, be sure to check out the following posts:

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    This is AWESOME! So many to experiment with, and perfect timing, too. Since we’re snowed in here, I’m thinking a few dozen cookies may get whipped up to test recipes with!

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    Dana says:

    Hi Callye! We got about 13 inches of snow here in Virginia last night! Just enjoying some time on my computer this morning. Great post! I pinned it on my Pinterest board, ” The art of cookie decorating” found here…. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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    Yael says:

    Fantastic post! Leave it to you to organize all this info in one place! You are the best! Happy Valentines Day!

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    Estela Martinez says:

    I am still not sure how to get my royal icing to dry shiny. Was your solution to have a fan blow air on them?

    I’m very new to decorating cookies. Your blog is my cookie making bible. I made the lovebird cookies for Valentines, but they were a little dull in color. Not shiny at all.

    Thanks for the great info!

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    This is awesome, Callye! And, thanks so much for including me!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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    jp says:

    whenever im tired, i simply click on your site and feel refreshed instantly! you are an amazing artist! :) love your work! and thank you for sharing your ways. you are an inspiration not only to me but to every single one of those who follow your blog. :)

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    Hi Callye! Playing catch-up today & wanted to say, what a great post! Thanks so much for including me! Have a great day, and C-Dog says HI to Bern-Dogg!


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    Sherry says:



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