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Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"Here's a terrific recipe for icing sugar cookies, no raw egg whites. For any recipes that require egg whites, you can purchase dried, powdered egg whites at cake-decorating supply stores that can be substituted in most recipes calling for the regular raw egg whites, then you can still lick the bowl!"
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Ingredients

servings 162 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)

Directions

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  1. Combine confectioners' sugar butter, vanilla and milk, beating until creamy. Thin with a few more drops of milk (if necessary) to reach desired spreading consistency. Stir in optional food coloring. Spread frosting over cooled cookies and decorate with colored sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 162 calories; 4.4 g fat; 30.6 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 32 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've used this recipe a few times now. And I love it. I just want to leave a note about the vanilla. It seems that when using real vanilla extract 1 teaspoon is plenty and when using imitatio...

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This recipe is good yet, I made some adjustments to make it better. Instead of butter I used cream cheese the icing seemed to hold together better and I used almond flavoring in place of vanill...

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I've used this recipe a few times now. And I love it. I just want to leave a note about the vanilla. It seems that when using real vanilla extract 1 teaspoon is plenty and when using imitatio...

This recipe is good yet, I made some adjustments to make it better. Instead of butter I used cream cheese the icing seemed to hold together better and I used almond flavoring in place of vanill...

This was a wonderfully simple icing recipe. Instead of using the full tablespoon of vanilla I used just 1 tsp of almond flavoring and it turned out great, especially when paired with the cream c...

I usually read the reviews first, and boy do I wish I had this time! I was in a hurry, so used 1 TBSP of Pure Vanilla Extract ... Oh My Gosh! I added Cherry Flavoring to try to hide the vanilla ...

the flavor is good, but it didn't harden like i wish it would. the icing smeared after i placed the cookies in their bags...

This recipe was fast and turned out very creamy. However, it calls for WAY too much vanilla. Half the amount is a better guess.

The whole tablespoon of vanilla was too much-and without the foodcoloring, it makes brown icing. I would lessen the vanilla to a tsp., not a whole tablespoon.

Great recipe! I doubled the batch, only used 2 tsps of Vanilla (total) and subbed half-n-half for the milk (it makes the frosting stiffer). also in a double batch, I only used 2 1/4 cups confect...

Great glaze for anise cut outs. Note: Please use clear vanilla extract which is available at Michael's, etc. Clear vanilla prevents the brown icing!!