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My very favorite Gingerbread House Icing Recipe

Small Batch Royal Icing Recipe

Yield: 2 cups frosting
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
This icing dries very stiff and can be used for gingerbread houses and decorated cookies.
3 from 2 votes


  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/4 Cup warm water plus more for thinning to flood consistency
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla or almond extract


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer combine powdered sugar and meringue powder.
  • Add the water and extract slowly. Beat at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form (about 5-7 minutes).