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Cookie Icing That Hardens Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debbie

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sifted confectionersí 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)

Directions:
Directions:
In a small bowl, mix the confectionersí sugar with milk (start with 1-2 Tbsp. You will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency).
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).
Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colors.
Add in food coloring until desired intensity is achieved.
Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip edges of cookies into the icing.
Allow to set on waxed paper.

 

 

 

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