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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 egg white, at room temperature
  • 2 -2 12 cups sifter powdered sugar
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract


  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.
Most Helpful

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!

4 5

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.

5 5

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