Homemade Sugar Icing for Christmas Cookies
One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is bake and since it's the time for giving, I try to make a big ol' batch of cookies to give out to everyone that have my favorite homemade sugar icing. It's just like powdered sugar icing. This type of icing is great for sugar cookies and shortbread. I'm including a fun cookie recipe for you and your famiy to make, Reindeer Cookies. So much fun to make and even more fun to see everyone's expressions when they see them. If you have any fun cookie recipes, I'd love to hear them! I'm always looking for cookie recipes to make with my little guy.
- * 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- * 2 teaspoons milk
- * 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
- * 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- * assorted food coloring
1. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
2. Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush.
1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Sugar Icing or 1 cup vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
64 small pretzel twists
64 semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup)
16 gumdrops, cut in half
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough; work flour into dough until well blended. Shape roll of cookie dough into triangle-shaped log. (If dough is too soft to cut, place in freezer 30 minutes.)
2. With thin sharp knife, cut dough into 32 (1/4-inch-thick) triangular slices; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
4. Frost cookies with frosting. Place 2 pretzel twists on each triangle near corners for antlers. Lightly press 2 chocolate chips into each cookie for eyes and 1 halved gumdrop for nose. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.