Royal Icing
Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons water, egg white, lemon extract, and cream of tartar until combined. (Use whisk sparingly, as it causes bubbles in the icing. Switch to a spoon, if necessary.) Use immediately.
Notes
If icing runs and will not hold its shape, add more confectioners’ sugar, a little bit at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Conversely, if icing is too thick and will not settle and spread to cover cookie, add more water, a little bit at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Recipe by TeaTime Magazine at https://www.teatimemagazine.com/iced-almond-petal-cookies/