Apparently, the best icing for sugar cookies. It hardens nicely so you can stack cookies but doesn't get hard like a rock, so you won't hurt your teeth. It's very tasty too and you can add different extracts to change the flavors.
Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe BEST i've ever used. stays soft and shiny, but firm enough on top that you can stack them Original recipe makes 1 dozen cookies' worthChange Servings 1 cup confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoons milk 2 teaspoons light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon almond extract assorted food coloring
For this recipe I just used what I've left in my pantry. Actually this is my little nephew's project. They did it, I just supervised them, so you can imagine how easy this one. Got the recipe from my favorite site Joy of Baking. Melting Moments Cookies...
sugar cookie icing 1lb powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 C) 6T whole milk (low-fat actually works, but use whole if you can) 6T light Corn Syrup (6T is equal to 1/4 C plus another 2 T) 1 t extract (I use almond because I use almond in my sugar cookies) With a whisk, combine sugar and milk until smooth (no lumps!) Then stir in corn syrup and extract.
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Pecan Balls (Christmas Cookies) Melts in your mouth. These are a refreshing change from those too sweet Christmas Cookies. Ingredients ½ lb. butter 4 Tbsp. sugar 2 C ground pecans 2 C flour 1 tsp. vanilla Directions Cream sugar and butter, then add other ingredients. Make into small balls and bake at 375º F. until lightly browned. Shake in powdered sugar just before serving
How to make icing look professional 4 cups powdered sugar 6 tablespoons whole milk 6 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract -for piping, use above and add extra powdered sugar to make it very thick, then fill with remainder of icing