two gingerbread houses with cookies and red and green candy on a lace covered table

Royal Icing for Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

Bright white, easy to make royal icing that is perfect glue for the graham cracker gingerbread houses.
Course Dessert - Frosting
Cuisine Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 96kcal
Author Marye


  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 egg whites , room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of cream of tartar


  • Rinse your mixing bowl with lemon juice or white vinegar.
  • Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed until they are foamy.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice.
  • Beat at high speed until thick and fluffy.
  • You may need to add a little water if it is too stiff or a little sugar if it is too thin. It should have the texture of old fashioned paste.


For color add a few drops of food color while whipping.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 0.2%