Looking for the perfect icing to top your sugar cookies? Look no further! This sugar cookie icing recipe is easy to make and adds a delicious finishing touch to your cookies. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a smooth and sweet icing that will take your cookies to the next level. Perfect for any occasion or holiday, this icing is sure to be a hit with everyone!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 24 cookies


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup, and almond extract until smooth.
  2. If desired, divide the icing into separate bowls and add food coloring to each bowl to achieve the desired colors.
  3. Use a spoon or a piping bag to drizzle the icing over cooled sugar cookies.
  4. Allow the icing to set for at least 30 minutes before serving or storing.
  5. Enjoy your beautifully decorated sugar cookies!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 40 || Carbohydrates: 10g || Fat: 0g || Protein: 0g || Fiber: 0g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. Quick and easy to make.
  2. Customizable with different food coloring.
  3. Creates a smooth and glossy finish on sugar cookies.
  4. Perfect for decorating cookies for any occasion.
  5. Adds a sweet and delicious flavor to sugar cookies.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid adding too much milk, as it can make the icing too thin.
  2. Avoid overmixing the icing, as it can become too runny.
  3. Be careful when adding food coloring, as a little goes a long way.
  4. Avoid icing cookies that are still warm, as the icing may not set properly.
  5. Store leftover icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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