Rating: 4.22 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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Nutrition Facts

36 calories; carbohydrates 7.9g; fat 0.5g; cholesterol 1.9mg; sodium 37mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2016
This is the recipe I've used for almost 30 years on Mary's Sugar Cookies. Read More
(21)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/27/2015
too salty for my taste:-( Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2016
This is the recipe I've used for almost 30 years on Mary's Sugar Cookies. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2008
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 cookies. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2011
Perfect! Thank you for sharing this recipe it was just what I have been looking for.:o) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2016
It was really awesome but it is really thick but delicious. But don't add too much salt maybe just a pinch. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2020
It’s fantastic. I wanted an icing that didn’t require egg. I figured it’s going on a cookie, why would I want raw egg? This worked out perfectly. I added a bit more heavy whipping cream as it was a bit dry and then separated into different bowls for my girls to paint sugar cookies for Santa. They loved it. It didn’t take long to harden up. They even tasted great the next day. Highly recommend. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2020
wow it works great recipe Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/27/2015
too salty for my taste:-( Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2021
I used milk to make it more smooth Read More