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Egg White Royal Icing Recipe by www.thebearfootbaker.com

Egg White Royal Icing Recipe

Make royal icing with egg whites for decorating cookies and gingerbread houses.


  • 6 cups of confectioner's sugar that is about 750 grams but you may need more depending on how thick you want your icing
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar- this is used to stabilize the egg whites)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or the flavor of your choice


  • Place the confectioner's sugar and cream of tartar in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  • Separate the eggs.
  • Add the egg whites to the sugar, vanilla, and Cream of TarTar. Mix on low-medium speed until the icing is smooth.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge. It is good for up to one week if kept in the fridge.