Cookie Icing/Frosting That Hardens

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This will harden and it will hardens quite quickly, it's the perfect icing to decorate cookies, if desired you may omit the vanilla, I like to add it in, the amounts may be reduced by half if desired.

Top Review by urotjr

You can beat, stir, mix or whip this for days, but 2 cups of confectionery sugar and one tablespoon of milk will never result in anything smooth. That means that all the "reviewers" not mentioning that flaw never actually tried making it.<br/>With 3+ tablespoons of milk, it's flawless.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 473.18 ml sifted confectioners' sugar (sifted after measuring)
  • 14.79 ml low-fat milk (skim or 1% is fine although I have made this successfully using 2% fat milk)
  • 14.79 ml corn syrup (more if needed to reach desired consistency)
  • 2.46 ml almond extract
  • 1.23 ml vanilla
  • food coloring (use colors of choice)


  1. VERY IMPORTANT; the confectioners sugar must be sifted before using.
  2. In a bowl beat the sifted confectioners sugar with milk until smooth.
  3. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until smooth and glossy (if icing is too thick add in a small amount of corn syrup).
  4. Divide into as many separate bowls as desired.
  5. Add in different food coloring to each bowl beating/whisking until the intensity is achieved.
  6. Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush or dip the cookie edges into icing (this will set quite quickly).
  7. Place cookies on waxed paper to dry.

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