My girls wanted to make some sugar cookies mostly so they could decorate them with sugar sprinkles. I had no objections, but I’m lazy so I was going to buy some pre-made frosting to put on the cookies so that the sprinkles would stick and I could not find any pre-made frosting that did not contain partially hydrogenated oil in it.
People, this stuff is NOT good for you as in it is really, really bad for you. I realize cookies are not health food, but I am not about to knowingly give my kids something that the FDA does not recognize as safe. That’s right my loves, the FDA is taking steps to eliminate trans fat from our food supply. About time, I say. That’s a really long-winded way of telling you why my lazy butt was forced to make what is a super easy sugar frosting or icing if you will.
Here’s how we made the icing. It’s very easy and I tend not to measure things, but I will give you some estimates of how much of everything I used, but really, you can TOTALLY eyeball it.
Super Easy Sugar Frosting
1 cup of confectioner’s sugar/powdered sugar*
3 tablespoons water (more or less depending on your desired consistency)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Put everything in a bowl and stir the bejeezuz out of it until it looks like a thick sort of paste. If you want it thinner add more water. You can either drizzle it on cookies or spread it with a knife.
*Our powdered sugar was kind of lumpy so we sifted it first. Also, granulated sugar will NOT work for this recipe.
Told you it was easy! Actually, it is so easy to make that it was really my 5 and 2-year-olds that made it. I just told them what to do. The frosting/icing works on its own or is a great base for sprinkles.