confectioners' sugar


Definition of confectioners' sugar 

: a refined finely powdered sugar

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Beat in confectioners' sugar on low speed to mix; increase speed to medium and beat until well blended, about 1 minute more (icing will be soft). Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Apple Cupcakes," 31 Dec. 2011 Let cool to room temperature and stir in confectioners' sugar until combined and mixture reaches a thick frosting consistency. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Chocolate-Filled Stars," 4 Nov. 2010 Remove tart ring and dust with confectioners' sugar. Dawn Perry, Country Living, "Lemon-Buttermilk Tart," 7 Feb. 2018 In a small bowl, mix juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Glazed Orange-Poppy Mini Loaves," 4 Nov. 2010 Dust the cutout cookies with confectioners' sugar, then form sandwiches with whole cookies, jam (1 1/2 teaspoons per sandwich), and the cutouts. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Food + Drinks," 25 Oct. 2012 In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, remaining milk, and vanilla. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "The Best Hot Cross Buns Recipe to Make This Easter," 24 Jan. 2018 Make the Glaze: In a small bowl, add orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice and confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Triple Citrus Bundt," 3 Aug. 2016 Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, and cocoa (for white chocolate frosting, omit cocoa) together until light and fluffy. Country Living, "Red Velvet Cupcakes," 1 Aug. 2012

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of confectioners' sugar was circa 1889

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