Healthier Sugar Cookie Icing7 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 20 min
“This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.” - by MakeItHealthy
Original recipe yields 1 dozen cookie's worth
- Combine white sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, simmering until dissolved and a sugar syrup is created, about 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Optional: Divide icing into separate bowls and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies or paint them with a brush.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 71 cal
- 0 g
- < 1%
- 18.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (7)Rate This Recipe
"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 li..." See moreke 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."
"This icing works very well. It stays nice and fluid while working, and dries firmly with a nice sheen. Love the almond flavor!..." See more"
"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 ..." See moreget 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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