Sugar Cookie Icing

The Best Icing for Sugar Cookies!

Make bright, vibrant sugar cookie icing that you can use for all your holiday cookies! Silky smooth and easy to color, this icing recipe is perfect for piping.

First, sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Stir in milk, corn syrup, and vanilla until combined.


Adjust the Consistency

Add more milk to thin out the icing, or more powdered sugar to thicken. It should be a pipable consistency.

Color the Icing

If you're coloring your icing, divide it into bowls. Add food coloring.

Fill the Piping Bags

Scoop the colored icing into piping bags.

Get Piping!

Pipe the frosting over your cookies any way that you'd like. See the full post for cookie decorating tips!

Store and Enjoy

Allow the icing to harden fully before you serve or store your cookies.

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