Desserts/ Celebration/ Sweet Snacks

Royal Icing

Christmas cookies season is on! You know that I miss my Alsace very much in December and that making such cookies helps a lot dealing with this situation!!

And if you want to add more fun, what’s better than royal icing?

Making those bredeles, that’s the Alsatian name for Christmas cookies, is mainly a family time. Everybody gathers in the kitchen! Pastry making workshop, shaping workshop and decoration workshop!!

Chocolate is great, but royal icing is so much fun! It will be great with hazelnut cookies for example.

You can use it as it is, shiny white, or add food coloring and let go your creativity!!

The utensils:

A hand mixer or a good whisk

A piping bag, you will cut a little tiny bit in order to have a limited flow of icing so that to be very precise in your decors.

I won’t say more.

The recipe, Chef!

Royal Icing

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Serves: 240 g Difficulty: Easy Price: $
Cooking Time: 5 min


  • 1 egg white
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 3-4 drops of lemon juice



Whisk the egg white for 30 seconds.


Add the icing sugar and whisk 2 minutes. You should get a shiny white mixture with a rather firm texture.


Add the lemon juice drops. Whisk and use immediately.


This icing will harden, use it right away. Or put it in a piping bag and close it with no air inside .

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  • Reply
    Saturday December 15th, 2018 at 05:58 PM

    Bonjour Emmanuelle, merci pour cette recette de glaçage que j’ai expérimenté pour mes nombreux biscuits de Noël. Et plus largement, merci pour ce blog délicieux ?
    Question conservation, combien de temps pour manger nos biscuits de Noël une fois glaçage. Nous sommes à j-10.. Merci beaucoup.

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      Saturday December 15th, 2018 at 06:01 PM

      Bonjour Anne, merci pour ce gentil message !! Ça se garde plusieurs semaines, glaçage compris. A J-10, vous êtes tranquille !! 😉 Belles fêtes !

  • Reply
    Sunday December 16th, 2018 at 09:36 AM

    Bonjour et bravo…. merci surtout….
    Question colorant, il vaut mieux poudre, gouttes, qq conseils???
    Bonnes fetes

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      Sunday December 16th, 2018 at 09:52 AM

      Bonjour Fleur, je préfère toujours la poudre car on dose mieux et ça ne change pas la texture. Mais quelques gouttes de colorant liquide feront aussi l’affaire. A intégrer à la fin, une fois que le mélange est déjà assez compact.
      Belles fêtes aussi !!

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