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Powdered Sugar Icing I


This flavorful, smooth, slightly translucent, shiny glaze is great for decorating sugar cookies or drizzling over other desserts.

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
food color, if desired

Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in small mixer bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

Note: Originally found on the website of Better Homes and Gardens. We posted it here because it has disappeared from their website, and it's a great recipe.

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Reviews of Powdered Sugar Icing I:

1-5 of 106 reviews   Next >>

  Dan in Tasmania  Dec 25, 2011
Would make this again.
Great recipe, quick and simple to make, and excellent results - recommended! 5 stars

   Dec 20, 2011
Would make this again.
Very easy and great results. This will be my go-to for decorating holiday cookies. 4 stars

  cookeeeeez  Dec 20, 2011
Would make this again.
Recipe worked very well, and had a decent flavor. I, too had to add a tad of liquid after using for a few minutes. Took gel coloring very well and hardened but not like a rock - perfect. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 20, 2011
Would make this again.
what should i use instead of corn syrup? 5 stars

  mimi maller in Nanaimo  Dec 14, 2011
Would make this again.
Excellent recipe. I had to add a bit more milk to get it to "flow" right, but it dried hard and shiny and took the food colouring vividly. 5 stars

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