This is one of those cook’s tricks we keep in our back pocket. A simple sugar icing will fancy up some scones for company or add the perfect touch to a batch of cookies. It’s so easy, you don’t even need measuring spoons!
All we do is pour a big scoop of confectioner’s sugar or powdered sugar in a bowl. Then we add some milk just a little at a time, stirring all the while, until the sugar melts into a thick sauce. Add a splash of vanilla or almond extract, and you’re ready to go!
The more milk you add, the thinner and more glaze-like your frosting will be. Less milk, and your frosting will make a hard, glossy shell. You can also use a different liquid – orange juice, lemon juice, apple juice are all good choices and will impart a little of their flavor to the glaze.
Make sure you use either confectioner’s or powdered sugar, though. Granulated sugar will stay crystallized and won’t melt into a glaze. If you only have granulated sugar, check out our post on