Sugar Cookie Icing

This easy Sugar Cookie Icing is perfect for any sugar cookie recipe! It’s sweet, it dries quickly, and it looks so pretty on your cookies!

Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

This is such a simple sugar cookie icing recipe! Just a few ingredients is all you’ll need. Powdered sugar, milk and light corn syrup. You’ll also add various food coloring of your choice. This icing recipe is perfect for all of your sugar cookie recipe needs! It dries nicely which makes it perfect for packaging for gifts.  One of my favorite homemade treats to surprise family and friends with.  Love that you can make these cookies for about any holiday!  Get a nice collection of cookie cutters and use the recipe all year round.

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How to Make Sugar Cookie Icing that Hardens

Sugar Cookie Icing

Add the milk to the powdered sugar, stirring until combined. Stir in light corn syrup until shiny and smooth. Divide into bowls to add food coloring. Note, the recipe listed below works best for one color. Double or triple as needed for more colors.

Sugar Cookie Icing

We went with red, green, and white today. Anything goes, have fun with lots of colors. Add just one drop of food coloring for light icing or add number

Sugar Cookie Icing

Organize your icings in separate bowls before you get started. Makes things much easier!

Sugar Cookie Icing

I also like to put my toppings in little bowls so I can control where my sprinkles/toppings go onto the cookies.

How to Frost Your Cookies

Sugar Cookie Icing

Use a knife, spoon, offset spatula or even a little clean paint brush to frost your cookies. Whatever you like! I used an offset spatula. Works great. Be sure to put your sprinkles on as soon as you ice your cookies. It dries pretty quick. Let cookie icing set completely before packaging. Takes 1-2 hours to set completely.

Sugar Cookie Icing

Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

This easy Sugar Cookie Icing is perfect for any sugar cookie recipe! It's sweet, it dries quickly, and it looks so pretty on your cookies!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Bowl


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup


  • To prepare icing place powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Stir in milk until smooth then add corn syrup beating until smooth. Divide icing into bowls and add food coloring as desired. Dip or paint cookies with a brush. Let dry completely before packaging.
  • This recipe makes enough for one color. Double or triple as needed for your sugar cookies.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 2mg
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