Romancing the Frosting

The next installment of Fork You is up. It’s just a short and sweet little Quick Fork, about how to make an easy cookie or cupcake frosting. The recipe is simple, just 2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk, 4 tablespoons of softened butter and a single teaspoon of vanilla. Mix and beat with a handmixer until it is blended. You can add food coloring if you’d like (we did) but you are more than welcome to keep it simple and plain white.

Ginger people and stars

An even easier frosting (actually more of a glaze, if you want to get technical) is just a blend of powdered sugar and water (pictured above). I never even measure when I make this one. I just pour a good amount of powdered sugar into a bowl and dribble in a small amount of water, maybe only a tablespoon or so at a time. A couple drops of vanilla give it a flavor other than plain sugar. This one is nice because you can dip the cookies into it, give them a little shake and then leave them to dry on some waxed paper. The excess will run off, and if they are give about an hour to set, they won’t stick together when stacked. I don’t recommend stacking them until the frosting has totally set though, because otherwise you’ll wreck all your hard work (I speak from experience).

0 thoughts on “Romancing the Frosting

  1. kate

    Mmmmmmm!!!! They look soooo good!

    I think I need to hire you to be my personal chef! Everything you make and talk about sounds sooooo good.


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