Holiday Royal Decorating Icing

TRU FY23 Sugar Cookie Royal Icing Recipe Image

Create beautifully decorated cookies perfect for any occasion with only three ingredients! Add intricate designs that contain 100% fewer calories and 100% less sugar* per serving than the full-sugar version. This recipe makes royal icing for at least one dozen cookies.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving size: 2 Tbsp (15g)

Calories: 40

*2 Tablespoons of icing contains 0 calories and 0 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full sugar-roll which have 40 calories and 10 grams of sugar. See nutritional facts for more information.



  • 1.

    In a small bowl whisk together Truvia Sweet Complete Confectioners Sweetener, meringue powder and 2 tbsp of warm water.

  • 2.

    Add additional tablespoons of water until desired consistency is achieved. It should drizzle off the end of the whisk in ribbons but shouldn't be too thin (Add optional flavor now).

  • 3.

    Divide into separate bowls and add food coloring in small amounts until the desired color is achieved.

  • 4.

    Place icing in small square plastic bags or piping bags with the very corner snipped off to pipe outlines.

  • 5.

    Frost cooled cookies.

  • 6.

    If you want a filled in design, Let the outlines dry at least 5-10 minutes before filling in.

  • 7.

    Store decorated cookies in a sealed container.

Options (Will Affect Nutritional Information)

  • To fill in the outlines, add 1-2 Tbsp of water to icing to thin out more, pipe frosting into the outline in a back-and-forth motion. It does not have to be perfect and there may be gaps, use a toothpick to fill the icing into the gaps.

  • Let the filled icing dry completely before adding any additional icing decoration.

  • To change the flavor, add extracts, try to use clear flavor to avoid color issues. Try peppermint for winter holiday, vanilla and/or cinnamon for fall and lemon for summer.

  • You can mix colors, remember yellow and blue make green, blue and red make purple, yellow and red make orange.

  • For cookies try our Shortbread Cookies or our Sugar Cookies recipe.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 10g Added Sugars
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0% DV
Calcium 0mg 0% DV
Iron 0mg 0% DV
Potassium 0mg 0% DV