Sugar Cookie Icing

  • Recipe By
  • Published Apr 12th
  • Ready In15m
  • Servings12
  • Calories43
This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Sugar Cookie Icing Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Sugar Cookie Icing for 12 servings:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • assorted food coloring

Sugar Cookie Icing Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In15m

To cook Sugar Cookie Icing, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Sugar Cookie Icing easily:

  1. 1 In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
  2. 2 Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 43 calories; 0 grams of fat; 10.9 grams of carbohydrates; 0 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 1 milligram of sodium.

  1. Feb 2nd 2008

    If light corn syrup is not available, you can substitute a sugar syrup made with 1-1/4 cups sugar and 1/3 cup water, boiled together until syrupy.

  2. ** 5 STARS! ** FABULOUS! I used this icing on my gingerbread men instead of Royal Icing because it requires egg whites. I added vanilla extract instead of almond extract. Placed it in sandw ...

  3. Nov 23rd 2007

    This icing is the best! I used lemon flavoring and it tasted great. The trick that worked for me in making this icing was add the 2 tsp. of milk to a bowl and then slowly stir in the powdere ...

  4. Dec 8th 2006

    Great basic recipe for beautiful, colorful, glossy frosting. I have to work at it each time to get the right consistency. Tip: add a little more milk to make it thinner and easier to brus ...

  5. Feb 14th 2006

    Absolutely fabulous sugar cookie icing! This icing recipe is the "Holy Grail" of icing. I have been searching for an icing recipe that allows me to bake cookies that look like they were pu ...

  6. Dec 10th 2005

    This worked great for me! I put the 1 cup of confectioner's sugar in the bowl, added 4 tsp of milk all at once and stirred it until evenly mixed. Then I added 1 tsp of vanilla extract (I kno ...

  7. Dec 6th 2003

    I adjusted the recipe with the amount of milk and corn syrup to get it to the consistency I liked (about 3 tsp of milk and 3 tsp of corn syrup). The icing tasted and looked good and was pre ...

  8. Dec 12th 2002

    You have to play around with the milk and corn syrup pretty much, but it's best to start with what the recipe calls for and add to desired consistency. This recipe was great. The glaze do ...

  9. Sep 11th 2002

    It's easy and makes for a nice professional shiny and smooth finish. It's a very sweet icing but aren't they all? I did have to add a bit more milk and corn syrup to make it into a spreadab ...