Easy Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

Table of Contents


For the Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (adjust as needed for consistency)
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. Prepare Sugar Cookies:
    • Bake your favorite sugar cookies according to your chosen recipe. Ensure they are completely cooled before icing.
  2. Make the Icing:
    • In a medium-sized bowl, sift the powdered sugar to remove any lumps.
    • Add milk, light corn syrup, and vanilla extract to the powdered sugar.
    • Whisk the ingredients together until you achieve a smooth consistency. If the icing is too thick, add more milk, a teaspoon at a time, until you reach the desired thickness. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.
  3. Add Food Coloring (Optional):
    • If you want to add color to your icing, divide the icing into separate bowls for each color you want to use.
    • Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix until the color is evenly distributed. Adjust the intensity by adding more food coloring if needed.
  4. Ice the Cookies:
    • Using a small spatula or a piping bag, spread the icing onto the cooled sugar cookies.
    • If using multiple colors, you can create patterns, swirls, or other designs on the cookies. Let your creativity shine!
  5. Allow Icing to Set:
    • Let the cookies sit for a while to allow the icing to set. This typically takes about 1-2 hours.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Once the icing has set, your sugar cookies are ready to be enjoyed! Store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

This easy sugar cookie icing recipe is versatile and perfect for decorating cookies for any occasion. Feel free to experiment with different colors and decorations to suit your preferences. Happy baking!

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