Royal Icing (and Mummies!)

October 24, 2009

I saw this idea on Wilton’s website. There are so many awesome Halloween treats to make, we’ve had lots of fun this month!

To make mummies, use your favorite sugar cookie recipe and gingerbread boy and girl cookie cutters to make cookies. Put royal icing in a sandwich bag and snip the corner off (go small on this). Glue some “eyes” on with the icing (we used m&m’s), and then, in a back and forth motion, squeeze the mummy wrappings on the cookies. Next time I’ll make my icing much thinner and see how it turns out. Super easy, and very cute!

Royal Icing
3 T meringue powder
1 lb (about 4 cups) powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
6 T warm water

Beat all ingredients until stiff peaks form (7-10 minutes on low speed in a heavy duty mixer, a few minutes longer with a hand mixer).

To thin, add 1/2 t water at a time until icing is the proper consistency.

Makes about 3 cups.

*If making your icing white, use clear vanilla.

*I find my meringue powder and clear vanilla (both Wilton’s) at Robert’s. Using my 40% off coupon, of course.

*Next time I’ll thin my icing more, but a little thicker was probably easier for the kids to work with. They loved making these!

*Use grease-free utensils for mixing/stirring.
*Royal icing dries very quickly, so keep covered until ready to use. I refrigerated my icing and finished the next day, but the consistency wasn’t the same, and it wasn’t as good. Next time I’ll finish my cookies the same day I make the icing.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!