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Confectioners’ Sugar Icing

Confectioners? Sugar Icing
Versatile and easy to make, this old-fashioned icing can be drizzled or spread over cookies and cakes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the butter and water until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and let stand until cool, about 5 minutes.

Add the sugar to the butter mixture and whisk vigorously until smooth and thickened, about 1 minute. Use the icing within 5 minutes or it may become too thick to drizzle. If the icing does become too thick, rewarm it for 2 or 3 seconds over low heat, whisking constantly.
Makes a scant 1/2 cup.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Series, Cakes, Cupcakes & Cheesecakes, by Sarah Tenaglia (Time-Life Books, 1995).