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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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.
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.
This icing works very well. It stays nice and fluid while working, and dries firmly with a nice sheen. Love the almond flavor!
This was quick and easy to make & creates a nice, glossy, hard coating. However, the recipe, as is, makes enough for TWO dozen 2" x 3" cookies. I'm not sure why the recipe was written to make so much simple syrup when you only need 2 tsps of it, so I halved that part of the recipe....1/4 cup white sugar mixed with 1 Tbsp of water & used what was left (yes, there was still extra!) for a glass of iced tea.
Seemed to work great. I recommend using a small spatula to spread and doing so quickly before icing sets. I love that I had all the ingredients and didn't need to use yucky corn syrup.
my mother used this recipe on her cookies...sorry but it's no good...it's too thin it slides off the cookies and it just doesn't taste good...If I'm going to eat a cookie it's going to taste good...
Good, makes alot of sugar water.
This worked well and decorated easily. However, I think that having so much leftover syrup is a waste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Sugar Cookie Icing
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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