Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sugar Cookie Frosting–Recipe

Tis the season to make cookies!!  Why is that?  I mean, we never made cookies when I was a kid and yet every year at December I turn into a cookie making machine.  My sugar cookies rock if I do say so myself, and I DO!

If you like to frost your cookies, but you don’t want them sticking together here’s a great simple recipe for you.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. milk
2 tsp. corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
food coloring (optional)

Dump you sugar in a bowl, add 1 tsp. milk and 1 tsp. corn syrup and stir.  It’ll look dry and ugly.  Add another tsp. of milk and another tsp. of corn syrup and stir like wild.  It may still look ugly for a while.  Then suddenly it’ll come together and you’ll have a frosting that you can spread, or pool to make designs.  If by chance it’s still too thick, add a smidge more milk until you reach the consistency you want. 

This dries pretty quickly, so add sprinkles as you go or they may just roll right off.  This recipe is great if you’re making cookies where you are using more than one color because you can get the colors close to each other and then they’ll spread just enough to touch, but not blend into one another.

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You can even stack these little gems on each other after the frosting hardens and they won’t turn into a gob o’ mush.  (Appetizing thought there, gob o’ mush.)

Merry Christmas!

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