Royal Icing Without Powdered Sugar?

Baking By RheaCakeQueen Updated 2 Dec 2011 , 2:58am by lorieleann

RheaCakeQueen Posted 1 Dec 2011 , 9:22pm
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I want to make some sugar cookies for Christmas this year but my Mom has developed some food allergies. I have a recipe for the cookies, but I just realized that there is corn starch in powdered sugar, and corn is a no-no. Is there any way to make a royal-like icing without powdered sugar? Are there any other icings that I might be able to make that avoid cornstarch (and dairy and gluten! but eggs are okay).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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AnnieCahill Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 2:21am
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I don't know of any other recipes, but I know there is powdered sugar made with beets-not sure if they include the corn starch in that or not.

lorieleann Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 2:58am
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I haven't tried it, but i have read that you can make your own powder sugar by running regular granulated sugar through a food processor until it turns to powder. The cornstarch is mostly added to keep the commercial sugar from caking (i believe), so if you use it fresh, it just might work for royal. Worth a google on it at least.

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