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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 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 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 Shortbread Cookies or our Sugar Cookies recipe.