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Holiday Royal Decorating Icing Recipe

Fun way to add some decoration that contains 100% fewer calories and 100% less sugar* per serving than the full-sugar version. Makes frosting for at least a dozen cookies.

2 Tablespoons (30 ml) 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.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Serving size

2 Tbsp (15g)





  • 1.

    In a small bowl whisk together Truvia Sweet Complete Icing Sweetener, meringue powder and 2 tbsp (30 ml) of warm water.

  • 2.

    Add additional tablespoons (15 mls) 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 (15-30 ml) 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 Shortbread Cookies or our Sugar Cookies recipe.