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The perfect powdered sugar icing recipe you've been looking for is right here. Use this powdered sugar icing on Christmas cookie recipes, to drizzle over your favorite cakes, and any other sweet treat you desire. When you don't want or need heavy-duty buttercream, this easy powdered sugar icing adds just the right amount of sweetness without going too far.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary test

1 min
10 mins
1/2 cup (enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Stir in additional milk or juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches drizzling consistency. Makes 1/2 cup (enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake).


Chocolate Powdered Sugar Icing:

Prepare as above, except add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to the powdered sugar. Do not use the orange juice.

Nutrition Facts

34 calories; carbohydrates 8g; sugars 8g; sodium 1mg; potassium 2mg.