Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

One of the parents in my class brought in some sugar cookies topped with this icing. It was delicious! The recipe came from a book called Cookie Dough Fun. I just made this recipe myself, and I had to add a 2 tablespoons of milk to it - the icing was very stiff and it hardens quickly. The taste is fantastic though and it looked really pretty on the cookie.


  1. Beat egg white in small bowl at high speed of electric mixer until egg is foamy.
  2. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar and almond extract.
  3. Beat at low speed until moistened.
  4. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until icing is stiff.
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I made this today to decorate my gingerbread people and it turned out fantastic! I also used vanilla essence as I am not a huge fan of almond essences (and neither are my kids). I found that it was rather thick but that was fixed when I added the food colouring. This is a great recipe that I will definately use again. Thank you so much for posting!

*christie December 10, 2010

GREAT! I made it for gingerbread men. It was a great recipe and rlly easy. I used vanilla extract instead and it worked great. It was kinda think and i only used 2 cups of sugar and it didnt seem to make ALOT but enough for about 15-20 cookies.

Merissa Breann December 03, 2008

Simple and easy, I used this (minus the almond) to decorate gingerbread cookies and it came out delicious!

Shake'n'Cake December 08, 2007