confectioners' sugar


Definition of confectioners' sugar 

: a refined finely powdered sugar

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Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter, and remaining orange-juice mixture and orange zest. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Orange Chiffon Cake with Buttermilk Ice Cream," 27 Feb. 2013 Frosting: Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, water and extract in a medium-size bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute until fluffy. Woman's Day, "Easter Orange-Chiffon Cake," 30 Dec. 2011 Make glaze: In medium bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, reserved lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon water until smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemony Ricotta Pillows," 3 Dec. 2015 In a large bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar with mixer on high speed until stiff, billowy peaks form when beaters are lifted. Woman's Day, "Chocolate-Raspberry Trifle," 1 Feb. 2012 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

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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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