Frosting for Irish Flag Cookies (see recipe in footnote), or any cut-out cookies you like!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend confectioners' sugar, salt and vanilla. Add just enough water to make frosting easy to spread.

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  • Divide frosting into 2 small bowls. Add 2 drops of orange food coloring to one bowl and 2 drops of green food coloring to the other bowl. Mix each until the colors are even.

  • Frost 1 inch of the left side of each Irish Flag Cookie with the green frosting and 1 inch of the right side of the cookies with the orange frosting, leaving the middle inch unfrosted.

Tips

Use this frosting to frost Irish Flag Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

27.4 calories; 0 g protein; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 32.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This is the perfect glaze for the irish flag cookies. Don't expect a typical "frosting". Because the vanilla makes it cream colored I made an additional 1/2 batch w/o vanilla for a middle white stripe. I liked that it hardens fairly quickly...if you apply one color stripe to all the cookies by the time you move on to the next color-the first has dried. Just stir in a drop or two of water to your bowl if needed. I like the glaze on the thinner side-very smooth and pretty on the cookies. Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/18/2003
the frosting got hard to quick Read More
(5)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This is the perfect glaze for the irish flag cookies. Don't expect a typical "frosting". Because the vanilla makes it cream colored I made an additional 1/2 batch w/o vanilla for a middle white stripe. I liked that it hardens fairly quickly...if you apply one color stripe to all the cookies by the time you move on to the next color-the first has dried. Just stir in a drop or two of water to your bowl if needed. I like the glaze on the thinner side-very smooth and pretty on the cookies. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This is the perfect glaze for the irish flag cookies. Don't expect a typical "frosting". Because the vanilla makes it cream colored I made an additional 1/2 batch w/o vanilla for a middle white stripe. I liked that it hardens fairly quickly...if you apply one color stripe to all the cookies by the time you move on to the next color-the first has dried. Just stir in a drop or two of water to your bowl if needed. I like the glaze on the thinner side-very smooth and pretty on the cookies. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2003
It did get hard quick but it worked perfectly for frosting the cookies. It's more like a glaze than frosting but it worked great for the cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2008
This recipe should be changed to "ICING" instead of frosting. This recipe is PERFECT for this type of cookie - it spreads easily then evens itself out to a nice smooth finish. BUT - it does not really taste good alone. It definitely needs to be on a butter cookie! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2003
the frosting got hard to quick Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2009
Frosting (really it's a glaze as everyone has mentioned) is super sweet. You can add water to thin it down or you can add confectioner's sugar to thicken it. I found that using a butter knife worked ok to spread it - I just had to be really careful about not blending the lines of colors on the flags. I got better spreading the frosting as I continued. If you have the frosting a little more watery it helps to blend and become more smooth looking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2009
just as good as the cookie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
ok frosting. nothing fantastic Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
We thought this frosting was AWSOME! It was a perfect finish to the Irish Flag cookies. Though we had to triple the amount of ingredients because we made too many cookies it tasted fabulous! Hope this review helped! - Emma & Sierra Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2012
I thought it was gret. You must not not not use generic powered sugar. You have to spring for the pure sugar cane as it doesn't contain corn starch or something. It really makes a difference. Read More