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Easy Creamy Icing

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This icing is ideal for anise cookies. Separate it into several little bowls for lots of colors. Tint with a few drops food coloring. Use little paintbrushes to color. Kids will love it!"
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servings 36
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Blend sugar, salt and flavoring. Add cream or water to make it easy to spread. Makes enough icing for 3 to 5 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 36 calories; 0.5 7.9 0 2 37 Full nutrition

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This is the recipe I've used for almost 30 years on Mary's Sugar Cookies.

I was looking for the "Hard Crack" icing recipe my mom used to make. When she passed away I didn't find her "secret" recipe note book. This is the PERFECT icing for apple pockets, pies & soft co...

Perfect ! Thank you for sharing this recipe, it was just what I have been looking for. :o)

It was really awesome but it is really thick but delicious. But don't add too much salt maybe just a pinch.

too salty for my taste :-(