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Powdered Sugar Frosting


  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp. softened butter
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Assemble all of the ingredients listed above in the recipe. Place all in a medium sized bowl and mix with a hand mixer until all is combined.

  • The frosting is ready after all ingredients have been incorporated. If the frosting is too thick, add a teaspoon of water until it reaches the desired consistency.

  • To tint for colored frosting, add a few drops of food coloring into the prepared frosting Use one drop for a light color and four or more drops if a darker color is desired.

  • Stir the food coloring in thoroughly to be sure that the frosting is colored evenly thoughout.

  • The Powdered Sugar Frosting works well as an overall white coating that can have other decorations added for color or to create a holiday theme.

  • This recipe works well for frosting sugar cookies, cup cakes and brownies and can be easily doubled if needed.