Confectioners’ Sugar Icing

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

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


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