***Ingredients for Homemade Cookie Frosting *This dries hard and shiny, very pretty and easy to store. This frosting layers well just make sure and let the base coat dry VERY thoroughly first. (It takes a full 8 hours or overnight to dry entirely. I wait 1 hour in between base coat and decorating them, then let them dry overnight) While base coat is drying tint remaining icing into different colors. (The amount of icing you will need depends on the amount of cookies you decide to bake/or buy. ***This recipe will ice about a dozen cookies.
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract or your favorite
assorted food coloring
In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup. Be patient and get it the right constistency, it should drip slightly off of cookies. But for decorating it should be stiffer and you will have to adjust it with more powdered sugar. This is easy, no big deal.