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When you are looking to frost your holiday sugar cookies, Easy Cookie Icing is fast and easy.
This is a version of Frosted Bonbons (Cookie Exchange Quantity) by BettyCrocker
“I make a larges batch so I can have lots of colors for the kids to use.”
Recipe by LisaC
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 dozen cookies
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Desserts, Cookies, 30 Minutes Or Less, Comfort Foods
Thank you for sharing your recipie with us! It didnt look like I hoped it would but it tasted okay. I added some sprinkles and food coloring to pretty it up a bit. :) Thanks
i did everything it said... and it did not turn out as i wanted.... i didnt even bother putting this on my cookies.. it was a waste...
this was a great quick recipe to use...way better than that processed junk they put in store-bought frosting...thats is not only horrible-tasting but horrible for you!!!
when i get upset i look at this recipe and think, 'wow at least i did not create something as awful as this xxxxx.' and then i feel all warm and tingly inside like i always should. you wanna make something really fast? GO TO THE STORE AND BUY SOME FROSTING
DON'T BE LAZY. yeah things are that simple. fabulous sparkly xxxxx out.
ugh. Just use sweetener! It's MUCH better.
um this was HORRIBLE!
That's a great tip, @Anonymous!
for doing the outside of the cookie I recommend using a Ziploc bag cut at the corner small or a piping bag with a small tip then flood your cookie works well
Thanks for the info, @Anonymous!
first of all for those of you suggesring to add bitter, this is an "icing" recipe. icing does not contain fat solids. You are thinking of frosting. An icing is intended to be a thin layer of "icing" that traditionally hardens. Frosting is intended to be fluffy and soft. This is a great icing recipe, spread thin and let dry.
It will, @Anonymous! Let me know what you think if you try making the icing.
will this harden ?
worked really well
Like eating spoonfuls of powdered sugar from the bag? It's not meant to be eaten by the spoonful, it's supposed to be spread thinly on sugar cookies . . .
This recipe should make enough icing for 6 dozen regular-sized cookies, @Anonymous. The total amount should be around 1 1/2 cups.
i dont have any vanilla extract
this is super easy
how much does this make?
Great frosting that hardens on cookies. You can also use colorful juices if you don't want to use food coloring. I just use a small amount of liquid and add icing sugar until it's pretty gooey and hard to mix. Works every time!
This is icing, not frosting. There is a difference.
Me sure to use vanilla EXTRACT, not vanilla flavoring. There is a BIG difference. The extract helps eliminate the dead sweetness of the sugar.
This was disgusting. Like eating spoonfuls of powdered sugar straight from the bag.
yesss. this be good. at first this didnt load so i was like "oh, so theyre just not gonna put a recipe with this or xxxxxxxxxxxx."
I don't have milk, so I used heavy cream instead. I didn't measure the cream, but as a rule, I start with less liquid than a recipe calls for, then add gradually. I started with a thick icing to pipe an edge. I added more cream to thin/flood. This is great for sugar cookies; I'm confident that it would be great with milk (sorry for commenting on a modified, not exact, recipe). Anything with so much sugar is going to be sweet.....it's icing. :-) I'm keeping this recipe. Thank you!
That's a great question, @Anonymous, and it's def a tough skill to master. Part of it may be the utensils you're using to ice/frost your desserts (I would suggest a frosting spatula). Another factor could be the temperature of your cookies/cakes at the
time of frosting — a little patience goes a long way when cooling. For tips on when to use what type of icing/frosting for cakes, click here: http://taste-for-adventure.tablespoon.com/2012/01/07/types-of-frosting-that-take-the-cake/.
I suck at icing stuff, the icing is great but I am just no good at it. any tips on how to get better?
how much cream of tarter
sorry for my spelling in the previous post. lol. thank you for the tip about the cream of tartar, i am going to try it. xxx
I Know there are people who dont normally do icings and cookies and cakes, but common knowledge sugest that you only use fine sugar for icing. hence the sugar called icing sugar. add a small amount of butter, and dont add all the milk at once. put the
icing sugar and butter and vanilla in the electric mixer and start micing, than slowly add milk untill you get the correct consistency. also the longer you beat it, the fluffier it will become. i always add different colours icing, and different extracts for
If you add cream of tarter to your frosting it will dry faster.
I added butter, Frangelico liquor (a kinda hazelnutty taste to it) and some extra icing sugar. Tastes awesome, an has a really good texture. =] Then I made it TARDIS blue for kicks.
4c. Powder sugar 3/4c. crisco 1Tsp. salt 1TBSP. lemon juice 1/4C. evaporated milk 1 TBSP. butter 1 TBSP. Vanilla 1/4 C. Milk whip everything together.. Best frosting you ever had.
butter is a must
I had to add butter
Mine was all lumpy
YOUR MISSING BUTTER xxxxxx! IT WAS SO RUNNY. THUMBS DOWN.
it was ok not the best i have used i put in some extra powderd sugar to make it thick but it was ok
It worked out fine; i added a teeny bit of clear Karo syrup to get a glossy finish. Also agree, use clear vanilla or food coloring. Regular vanilla will turn icing color.
it turned out grainy and mushy.but then i realized that i used brown, bulky sugar instead of the sugar on the recipe, so if u want to make this, then use that exact sugar because if not, it'll turn out horribly! But i also strongly suggest using a bit
more milk, because if not it its too much sugar. It tasted ok. Not amazing. I rated it three and a half stars
Pretty good. We added peppermint . So good taste
It's pretty awful. Sorry
The grandparent who went before me was sooooo right about the food coloring. otherwise it is milk-like.
My grand kids love this. We add different colors of food coloring and even the one year old's paint the icing on with paint brushes then have fun watching them dry hard and eating them.
Totally gross. Like eating straight powdered sugar out of the bag. I'll take the time to make a more complicated frosting in order to get a quality product.
Gross. Too much powdered sugar.
This came out perfect! I used lemon extract instead of vanilla. My husband loved it!
Turned out great!
I vote gross... Not enough fluid and too much sugar
It is the best icing ever!!!!!!
it dosn't work
this tasted horrible honestly. it's worth it to try a slightly more complicated recipe
i will definitely use it for my made-from-scratch sugar cookie recipe!!!!
To Soy person, Yes you probably can use soy but, it WILL change the consistancy and the taste. I however am not a soy fan. But you might try it in a small batch and see if you like the taste. Good Luck!! Love to bake!
If this covers 6 dozen cookies, they must be the size of quarters. Also, it was way too thin, so we ended up adding about 1/4 cup more sugar, and some food coloring to mask the vanilla color. If you don't need a lot, just start with less liquid.
It will turn out white if you use clear vanilla. The vanilla is what tinted it.
did a great job for me! recommended for anyone that knows how to cook !!
The worst icing ever! It looked disgusting and tasted way too sweet.
Good icing! Easy and tasty. Goes on liquidy and dries hard. It's not really white so would probably be better died a color.
So yummy! How my mom made it when I was a kid!
i find it disgusting, gross, runny, and it wasn't white or acctual icing. i gave it 1/2 a star.
Frosting was great. I got lots of compliments at the office. I also made an almond version. Food coloring and a few extra drops of milk made it a good consistency for dipping the tops of sugar cookies.
Forgot to add on the bottom comment that this icing does get hard so you can stack
O sooo gross! Sorry ppl just being honest. Threw it away and made a more simpler and delicious recipe ..two ingredients: powdered suger(confectioners suger) and heavy whipping cream. Don't use measurements just use more sugar than cream and stir by hand until its the consistancy you need. ENJOY!
This recipe says COOKIE ICING people, NOT cake frosting so if you don't like it on your cupcakes, then use CAKE FROSTING geniuses...duh
Hi to whoever can answer, Would soy work with this? New to baking and ive changed some other things in recipes and well totally messed them up haha.. So i want to make sure soy milk is ok to use.. Thanks :)
Wow. Some of you people are very rude. No one wants your 2 cents if your gonna be a RICHARD about it. Sincerely: Pha-Q PS. Good recipe and ty
I just tried this recipe and it was very sweet but I added 1/4 tsp almond extract and it changed the flavor for the better. I had to add a 1/4 cup more of powdered sugar to get it to the consistency I wanted but it dried hard like it should. And when its dry you can't see the spread marks. I'll try adding different flavor extracts next time.
I put my cookies in the fridge with the frosting to harden and it worked great! Only took about 20 minutes! And YES!! The frosting is delicious!
does it taste good?
Should I store cookies in fridge or on counter for icing to dry?
i love it
Wow, some of u are extremely rude!
will this icing stay stiff and not smear on other cookies and will it stay hard.
So easy and sooo good!
I accidentely used actual sugar not powdered sugar ^_^ whoops.
I just tried it and obviously did something wrong...it was really runny and flooded my cookies. I'm not a very experience baker so the problem more than likely lies with me.
Hi! It will take 13-14 hours for the icing to dry.
Sorry, I guess I should have said harden since it's already cool. :p
I'm thinking of using this recipe. Does anyone know how long the icing takes to cool?
instead of just milk.. I used eggnog .. My Boys, cant keep their hands off of them
happy holidays, Everyone
People who can not follow directions should not cook. Check your vanilla, you know it does expire or maybe you need lessons on how to use a measuring spoon. ha! ha! Just because it didn't work for you don't mean you have to comment on it. Is it possible that the problem might be your lack of skill. A child could make this recipe.
This recipe is for icing that will get hard so you can stack the cookies. If you want to use decorating tips, don't put in too much milk. Add more milk to spread easily. A little goes a long way. If using liquid food coloring, it will thin icing depending on how much you put in. Have to treat that just as if it were the milk. If you don't want this to get hard, then use corn syrup instead of milk.
Ok all this is great I just did not add the milk all at once to the recipe and it got thick and was great. this is what I was looking for
Thank you, I kept seeing the icing recipes that called for corn syrup and was worried I couldn't get icing (vs frosting) without it. Worked great. I took someone's advice about vanilla (I had pure) and just skipped it. It was fine. to me this icing is for decorating and sweetness... I don't expect it to taste like frosting. It's icing sillies : )
This is great! If it tastes bad....check you vanilla extract. If it is PURE, then it will have a funny taste due to the alcohol not being cooked out. I always use IMITATION when I will not be heating the ingredients.
I use to buy the store bought cookie frosting with all the preservatives. This is much better. We baked the cookies and spent the afternoon having fun decorating with tasty frosting and pretty sprinkles. Fun!
Hi! This icing is perfect for your cookies because it will harden. Feel free to stack away!
Question: does the icing get solid. I need to stack the cookies so it needs to get hard
it works great
If I use a mixter and beat the ingredients until fluffy will it make the frosting thicker?
haha you people saying this recipe sucks, try getting some baking skills before judging. And if your powdered sugar taste that bad, check the date on it.
it turned out great!! i just got done making sugar cookies with it and tasted great!!!!!!!:)
I have used these ingredients and in addition to them I add softened butter to make icing for my homemade cinnamon rolls. I honestly never measure how much of anything for this frosting.
I just go by consistency and taste and it turns out great every time.
i thought it was GROSS!!! :p
Hi Anon - If the above recipe doesn't make the frosting hard enough for you, you can increase the sugar.
does this harden? or is it gooey? I am wanting to stack cookies to send and don't want it to get too messed up.
very sugary... :)
mine was gross and i have no idea why!! this recipe is not good i dont know why it worked for some other people... do not use this recipe! sorry :(
Mine was very very sweety and yummy
Mine was nasty!!!! Tasted like vanilla extract even after adding more sugar and milk!!!
This recipe refers to vanilla extract. Enjoy!
when you say vanilla do you mean exract???
Made with cupcakes and it was awesome! Saved me from a trip to the store.
It was wonderful! Saved me from going to the store! Although, i would add a bit more milk, made it really thick. Besides that, it's a wonderful icing recipe!
this icing is purrrrfect! i tried it with my cupcakes and it tasted perfectly!!!!!!
this icing is the perfect icing for sugar cookies. for those of you complaining about consistency obviously lack basic baking knowledge and shouldnt blame the recipe. the ingredients alobe show that it will be liquidy
People are xxxxxxxx. Of COURSE it's going to be too sweet if you use it like cake icing. This is more like a glaze... a little goes a long way. This is /exactly/ like my grandma used to put on her cupcakes, which is why it tasted fantastic on the batch I just made. =-]
OMG! THIS IS STUFF GREAT FOR LIGHT ICEING!
i'm not going to use this again. WAY too sweet. All you can taste is powdered sugar. Turned good cupcakes nasty.
Perfect for cookies! Nice and quick! Thanks!
Maybe I did something wrong....all I could taste was the powder sugar, which has a very odd flavor.
Thank you so much! I'm going to use it on Spice Cookies.
THIS WAS SO NASTY!!!! I made this to put on sugar cookies and it turned out horrible. I had to add a little extra milk also becuase the recipe does not call for enough. Would not tell anyone to use this!!!! Throwing this out!!!!!!
I just tried this on Mexican brownies ! Looks and tastes great.
Hi Anon - You can pipe this icing. Enjoy!
worked great for gingerbread man cookies!
can you pipe this icing?
I tried doubling it and it was way to think there was not enough liquid so I had to keep adding more and more milk!! And it is still really thick.
I'm going to try it now, perhaps it was too thin for some because they put too much milk in it? Anyway, wish me luck!
this is great for a light frosting on thin sugar cookies (I acutally used this the other week). However if you think its going to look like the picture IT WON'T! So that you don't "flood" the cookie you have to use a little bit and spread it around. This little bit will frost about 50 cookies
You can add a small amount of flour or corn starch to thicken it up a bit
Tasted great but way to thin as cookie icing unless you just want to flood your cookies...we were wanting to actually decorate and it was a total fail.
ours is green
So easy my cat can do it! wont take very long to make what im wanting to make!
Thanks so easy and simple and sounds delicious!
These are great. i made a cake and i added cocoa it tasted great!!
do i need the vanilla because I dont have any?
this icing is perfect for cookies! after buying the wrong icing, tis came in handy and we had all the ingredients in the house! it was delicious and easy to sprea too. thx!
This is a great cookie icing. I used it on my pumkin spice cookies, but I added 2 to 3 tbsp. of cinamon sugar. It is delicious!
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