I don't have a picture for this recipe. Last night I needed a quick dessert to take to our family's house, so I just made sugar cookies from a pouch. I wanted something to spice them up (not literally) so I threw together this quick and easy frosting to put on some of them. You shouldn't need to make less of this recipe, if anything you may need to double it. But it's a great "starter" icing:
1 cup confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
2 tsp milk
2 tsp corn syrup
1/4 tsp almond extract
In a small bowl, stir together sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If the icing is too thick, you can keep adding more corn syrup.
Add food coloring if you want to, or flavors such as vanilla or lemon extract instead of the almond - yum!
This is great on cookies, especially the sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies. The icing dries relatively fast which is great for gifts :)