I need an awesome icing recipe for decorating cookies!?

Question by Pamela: I need an awesome icing recipe for decorating cookies!?
I was wondering if anyone had or knew of a recipe for the icing for sugar cookies. I wanted to decorate cookies for Vday. You know, like the cookie bouquet icing?

Best answer:

Answer by ALISON H
Water icing – with lots of variations

This is the simplest icing to flavour and make, but you must add the water gradually.

200g icing sugar, sifted

75ml boiling water

Place the icing sugar in a bowl, drizzle in a quarter of the water and stir together. Leave it a minute. Lift the spoon out of the icing sideways; it should run off in thick ribbons. If not, add a wee bit more water, but don’t overdo it.

For mandarin or orange water icing, replace the boiling water with the same amount of juice plus 1-2 tsp finely grated zest. For lemon water icing, reduce the boiling water to 25ml and add 50ml freshly squeezed lemon juice and the finely grated zest of a lemon. For coffee water icing, add 3 tsp instant coffee to the boiling water with 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest. For ginger water icing, add 75g of finely sliced stem ginger in syrup and replace the water with about 100ml syrup.

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  1. Bobby Y says:

    1/3 cup Crisco (transfat-free) or a 1/3 cup of softened butter
    1 pound of confectioners sugar
    About 1/4 cup of milk
    1 teaspoon of vanilla

    Mix icing ingredients together until smooth. Separate into different bowls, add food coloring to achieve various colors. Spread on cookies with a butter knife, use cake decorating piping equipment to add decorative accents. If you want the sprinkle type decorating candies to stick, brush the cookie with clear Karo syrup and then sprinkle.

  2. Mysterious Meow says:

    There are lots of different icings you can find on Food Network .com.
    The first link is just searching for cookie icings
    The second link is for Valentine’s Day cookie recipes and there’s a really cute heart shaped cookie about four recipes down the list

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