Healthier Sugar Cookie Icing

Healthier Sugar Cookie Icing

9 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
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Recipe by  MakeItHealthy

“This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 dozen cookie's worth

Directions

  1. Combine white sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, simmering until dissolved and a sugar syrup is created, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir together confectioner's sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Beat in almond extract and 2 teaspoons of sugar syrup until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more sugar syrup.
  3. Optional: Divide icing into separate bowls and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies or paint them with a brush.

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Reviews (9)

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Denise J.
17

Denise J.

This icing recipe worked SO well - dried hard and kept it's colours. I used a piping bag and various tips and they all held their shape. It did take more than 2 tsp of milk to make it smooth, more like 2-3 tbsp. I left out the almond flavoring and used vanilla instead. We frosted 'Soft Christmas Cookies' (from this website) and I was really pleased with the results. I am going to try it next time with orange or mint extract for a change.

Bibi
8

Bibi

This icing works very well. It stays nice and fluid while working, and dries firmly with a nice sheen. Love the almond flavor!

Christianmusician8
6

Christianmusician8

I followed the directions exactly and the milk and powdered sugar didn't come out smooth and adding the sugar syrup only made hard clumps. I added all the syrup 2 tsp. at a time and then more milk to get a bit of a glaze with hard sugar balls in it. If it wasn't so late & I didn't have work in the morning I would have tossed the stuff out made a glaze without graduated sugar.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 71 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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