Sugar Cookie Icing
- Ready In:
- Stir the powdered sugar and the milk until smooth.
- Beat in corn syrup and vanilla until icing is smooth and glossy.
- If it's too thick, add more corn syrup.
- Divide icing into separate bowls and stir in food coloring as desired.
- You can dip the cookies, paint them with a paint brush or spread them using a knife or the back of a spoon.
Questions & Replies
Lots of whining about consistency of icing!!!! The beauty of cooking is to follow directions first time exactly - THEN make your own adjustments. Almost all recipes in baking require adjustments depending on climate, humidity, sea level, temperature and individual preferences. Put your big girl or boy panties on and experiment. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
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.
I halved this recipe into three separate bowls (half-sized recipe in each bowl) and this was a quick recipe to make. Found that I had to add quite a bit more moisture for it to be spreadable, but it's been pretty dry around here so maybe that's it. I used butter flavoring instead of vanilla and it was perfect on vanilla sugar cookies- thanks for the great recipe!
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