confectioners' sugar


Definition of confectioners' sugar

: a refined finely powdered sugar

Examples of confectioners' sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the confectioners' sugar, softened butter and vanilla. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Easy cake recipe always brings back memories of Mom," 7 May 2020 Meanwhile, make the glaze: Whisk the confectioners' sugar, salt, melted butter, and three tablespoons of milk in a bowl until smooth. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Dollywood Has the Best Cinnamon Bread in America — and We Have the Official Recipe," 24 Apr. 2020 In food processor, pulse cranberries, confectioners' sugar and granulated sugar until cranberries are very finely chopped; transfer to large mixing bowl. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chocolate-Citrus Cran Wheels," 3 Dec. 2015 Beat the remaining cup of heavy cream with the honey and confectioners' sugar to stiff peaks. Country Living, "Butterscotch Pie," 14 July 2012 In a separate mixer bowl, whisk the mascarpone with the paddle attachment at medium speed until smooth, about one minute. Sift in the confectioners' sugar, and beat until smooth. CBS News, "The Dish: Lidia Bastianich shares Italian recipes from her "Felidia" cookbook," 18 Jan. 2020 Beat in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pumpkin Roll," 22 Oct. 2012 Dust tree-outline cookies with confectioners' sugar and carefully place atop solid cookies. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Linzer Tart Christmas Tree," 4 Nov. 2010 Make the dough: In a food processor, add the almonds and confectioners' sugar. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn," 2 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of confectioners' sugar

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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“Confectioners' sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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