Gluten-Free Frosting India Tree
Gluten-Free Frosting India Tree

Royal Icing Frosting

December 4, 2017

Decorate your cookies with my frosting recipe. Avoid artificial dyes by choosing food dyes made from natural sources, like beets and tumeric.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • 10 mins

    10 mins

  • Yields: Frosting for about 15-20 cookies


2 egg whites

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

3 cups powdered sugar

½ tsp. vanilla extract

1-2 tsp. milk, ONLY if needed

Food coloring (India Tree is artificial dye-free)


Mix egg whites in a large bowl over medium speed for 1 minute.

Add butter, vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until well incorporated. If frosting is too runny, add more powdered sugar, if it’s too thick, add a little milk.

Add dye to frosting and spread on cooled cookies, as desired.

Divide the frosting before coloring so you can use the same batch of icing with multiple colors.


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