This icing is very adaptable. For flavoring, I used 2 drops of clear vanilla, and 1 drop each of lemon and almond extract. I've thinned the icing with milk to make a glaze, thickened a bit with more powdered sugar to pipe, and used it as is to spread on cookies. I really like that it dries to a glossy finish instead of dull (and tasteless) like royal icing.
This frosting was just the right consistency when I used 3 tsp milk instead of 2. I have been looking for a beautiful frosting like this, it is a keeper! Thanks
What a great icing! This kept a beautiful sheen which looks great on the sugar cookies we iced with it. I did have to add much more corn syrup than the recipe said in order to get it to a spreading consistency.
The frosting left a really nice glaze on the cookies and I liked that it was easy to adapt for my so who has multiple allergies (I only substituted the milk for soy). The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it did need about double the amt of milk to make it a spreadable consistency.
This was great, easy to use and delicious! I made it thick for the edges and then thinned it a bit with some milk to fill in. I used a ketchup style bottle for the edges and just spooned in the center. I put it on kind of thick and it took almost two full days to completely dry but it turned out beautiful. Thanks!
We doubled the recipe and used with sugar cookie recipe 81367 and it was perfect. I didnt have light corn syrup so used honey as a substition and it still worked great. The icing set up so nicely, hardened and was so shiney! will use everytime!
Super delicious! Icing was very easy to work with in decorating cookies. Dried really shiny & pretty! Thanks!
This is the first time I've made a sugar cookie icing that looks professional, tastes good and hardens up the way it's supposed to. Thanks, Junebug. I could have used this recipe many sugar cookies ago.
I love this recipe! I have always hated icing sugar cookies and just had to try this recipe when I saw that painting and dipping were ways you could use it. I tried dipping first and it worked, but made my hands too messy (and I was trying to do several things at once and kept having to wash them), so, I switched to painting them with a sponge paintbrush and got several dozen cookies finished in a very short amount of time! Now I can make sugar cookies more than just at Christmas and Easter! I did add a little more corn syrup and milk than the recipe called for to get it to a thinner consistency. Thanks for posting, Junebug!
Exactly as you said, "This recipe is quick, easy, dries hard and shiny and tastes good too". Just what I was looking for! Thanks June!