Icing That Hardens

Icing That Hardens! Perfect for sugar cookies! It’s a sweet icing that dries firm and glossy and doesn’t run or smear when layered on top of other cookies. (Think holidays!)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (the sugar must be sifted)
  • 1 Tbsp milk (adding in more if needed for proper spreading consistency)
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (you can also use 1/2 tsp vanilla in place of the almond)
  • Food coloring (your choice of color)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the confectioners’ sugar with milk (start with 1-2 Tbsp. You will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency).
  2. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy (if the icing is too thick, add in a small amount more of corn syrup).
  3. Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colors.
  4. Add in food coloring until desired intensity is achieved.
  5. Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip edges of cookies into the icing.
  6. Allow to set on waxed paper.

Recipe by Kittencal.com

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Icing That Hardens
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies, Icing
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (the sugar must be sifted)
  • 1 Tbsp milk (adding in more if needed for proper spreading consistency)
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (you can also use 1/2 tsp vanilla in place of the almond)
  • Food coloring (your choice of color)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix the confectioners’ sugar with milk (start with 1-2 Tbsp. You will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency).
  2. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy (if the icing is too thick, add in a small amount more of corn syrup).
  3. Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colors.
  4. Add in food coloring until desired intensity is achieved.
  5. Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip edges of cookies into the icing.
  6. Allow to set on waxed paper.
About Jennifer Scott

Jen is author, owner, and creative mind behind Bakerette.com. She loves anything chocolate and cheese!

Comments

  1. Thank you so much, I usually just buy precolored hardening cookie icing but can never find all the colors I want this will be so much better.

  2. Hi, I was wanting to know if I could use heavy cream in place of milk? Also, most plain buttercream recipes don’t have corn syrup. Do think that type of plain buttercream w/o corn syrup will harden up on the cookies? Thanks!

    • Hi Lisa. I haven’t used heavy cream before, but I believe it would work. Corn syrup hardens up the frosting, so I wouldn’t eliminate it.

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