December 20, 2007

Quick Icing Recipe

With as many cookies that are going to be made this weekend I figured I should just put a couple icing recipes up here... they are really so forgiving you can add/delete without too much worry. Here is a good basis to start from.

1 c powdered sugar
3 tsp heavy cream
1 tsp white Karo syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

If you don't have cream, substitute half and half. If you don't have either, then yes, use milk. You can also use almond extract instead of vanilla, or even use a lemon or peppermint if your cookie would compliment such. Need your icing a little thicker? Add more confectioner's sugar by the tablespoon. Need it to be a little thinner? Start with a 1/2 teaspoon of cream and add accordingly.

Remember - if you are going to color the icing use gel paste coloring for the best color. If you use drops or liquid you may need to add a teaspoon of powdered sugar to make up for the extra liquid in the recipe. Have fun with it!Print Friendly and PDF