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confectioners' sugar

an extra-fine variety of powdered sugar, with cornstarch added to preserve dryness, used in icings, confections, etc. Symbol: XXXX.
Origin of confectioners' sugar
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To make topping, combine confectioners' sugar and cinnamon and dust cakes using topping through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Dust the cooled loaf with confectioners' sugar and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and raspberry preserves.
  • Then gradually add the confectioners' sugar and blend until smooth.
  • Reduce speed to low, and half of butter and half of confectioners' sugar, and mix until sugar is incorporated.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and dust them with sifted confectioners' sugar.
  • Top it with a decent dollop of whipped cream sweetened with a little confectioners' sugar and a dram of whiskey.
  • Allow to cool and serve as is or sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  • Beat frosting and sifted confectioners' sugar in large bowl until well-blended.
  • Dust with sifted confectioners' sugar before serving.
British Dictionary definitions for confectioners' sugar

confectioners' sugar

the US term for icing sugar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for confectioners' sugar
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