confectioners' sugar


Definition of confectioners' sugar

: a refined finely powdered sugar

Examples of confectioners' sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sift about ¼ cup of the confectioners' sugar over the top of the marshmallow slab. G. Daniela Galarza, Arkansas Online, 2 June 2021 Coat each marshmallow in confectioners' sugar before serving or storing. G. Daniela Galarza, Arkansas Online, 2 June 2021 Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Torie Cox, Country Living, 8 Apr. 2021 Sprinkle the cake with confectioners' sugar and cut into wedges., 30 Mar. 2021 Dip in the confectioners' sugar and coat completely. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 Set aside a cup of confectioners' sugar to roll the cookies in after they are done and cooled down. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, 14 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, prepare buttercream: Using an electric mixer, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, 31 Mar. 2020 Add the confectioners' sugar, softened butter and vanilla. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2020

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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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30 Jun 2021

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“Confectioners' sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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