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Sharing my Sugar Cookie Icing with you today that is perfect for your sugar cookie recipes!  It’s sweet, dries quick and looks so pretty on your cookies!

Sugar Cookie Icing

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.

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Sugar Cookie Icing

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 Should I Frost My 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 Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best christmas cookies, best sugar cookies, holiday baking, sugar cookie frosting, sugar cookie icing
Servings: 12
Calories: 44 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  1. 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.
  2. This recipe makes enough for one color. Double or triple as needed for your sugar cookies.
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 11g
Calcium 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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