Royal Icing without Meringue Powder

Red High Heel Cookie Recipe|

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Pasteurized egg whites can be found next to the regular eggs in your grocery store.  Eggs are heated in their shells to a precise temperature for the exact amount of time needed to kill any bacteria or viruses.

Butter cookie high heels are frosted with red royal icing.  If you don’t have any meringue powder you can use this recipe.




2 large pasteurized egg whites

2 teaspoons lemon juice

3 cups confectioner’s sugar (sifted)

Coloring gel as desired


  1. Beat egg whites with lemon juice until combined.  Add  confectioner’s sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
  2. For thinner consistency add water a few drops at a time.  Add food coloring if desired.
  3. Royal icing will dry hard, use immediately or store in air tight container.  Use a piping bag and tips to create more detailed designs.


Use this frosting on butter cut out cookies for a hard finish.