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Powdered Sugar Icing II

Powdered Sugar Icing II

Powdered Sugar Icing II

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Powdered Sugar Icing II
4.1 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Icings, Frostings, and GlazesDifficulty: Easy



A simple icing for decorating cookies or drizzling over cakes.


  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon melted butter

  • milk

  • food coloring (optional)


  • In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and melted butter. Stir well. Then add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until the frosting is of desired consistency to frost cookies. If you make it too thin, you can add one tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time. Add several drops of desired food coloring and stir well.


  • Submitted by Tammy Davis who says: “This is great for frosting sugar cookies at Christmas. I make about 10 dozen cookies for Christmas as gifts. I make about 8 or 9 different colors of frosting and add sprinkles. This is the easiest and best tasting frosting for sugar cookies. This recipe is about 50 years old and has been used in my family for generations.”


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Very Good! Would make again. I had a person licking the beaters because they loved it so much!
- A Baker
Very good icing. I would definitely recommend this recipe and will be adding it to my "go to" recipe files.
- A Baker
love it very very good
- A Baker
Awesome, tasty and useful for frosting!
- A Baker
I wasnt fond of the taste. tried the recipe about 3 times.
- A Baker
Awesome!!! Easy and fun and worked and dried nicely on the cookies and was pretty and I ran out of vanilla for the second batch and used peppermint extract instead. mmmmm . . nice for the Christmas cookies. NOT too sweet when used on not too sugary a recipe. Perfect!! Thanks much.
- Robbi
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