Think of a Powdered Sugar Icing as the little black dress of the baking world. This sweet, versatile icing makes cakes, cookies and quick breads look polished and extra special, and they taste better too!
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Powdered Sugar Icing Recipe

Think of a Powdered Sugar Icing as the little black dress of the baking world. This sweet, versatile icing makes cakes, cookies and quick breads look polished and extra special, and they taste better too!
Course Dessert, Pantry
Cuisine American
Keyword glaze, icing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 65kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix powdered sugar, water and vanilla in medium heat bowl until smooth. Drizzle over cooled baked goods or dessert. The glaze will harden in 20 to 30 minutes.

Notes

Flavor variations:
Using a liquid that is not concentrated in flavor (such as espresso or apple juice) is not strong enough to flavor the icing. You need to use something concentrated such as citrus juice, extracts, or liqueurs.
  • Lemon powdered sugar icing: Substitute 1/4 cup lemon juice for the water and omit the vanilla extract.
  • Lime powdered sugar icing: Substitute 1/4 cup lime juice for the water and omit the vanilla extract. 
  • Orange powdered sugar icing: Substitute 1/4 cup orange juice for the water and omit the vanilla extract.
  • Almond powdered sugar icing: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extra for the vanilla extract. 

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal