This sugar cookie icing recipe is perfect for adding a sweet and colorful touch to your favorite sugar cookies. With a smooth and glossy finish, this icing will take your cookies to the next level. Enjoy making and decorating these delightful treats with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 12 cookies


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk together until smooth and glossy. If the icing is too thick, add more milk; if it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.
  3. If desired, divide the icing into smaller bowls and add food coloring for different colors.
  4. Use the icing to decorate your sugar cookies as desired, allowing it to set before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 80 || Carbohydrates: 20g || Fat: 0g || Protein: 0g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. Easy and quick to make, perfect for decorating sugar cookies.
  2. The glossy finish of the icing adds a professional touch to the cookies.
  3. Can be customized with different food coloring for festive occasions.
  4. Versatile recipe that can also be used on other baked goods like cupcakes or brownies.
  5. The icing sets well, making it ideal for packaging or gifting cookies.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid adding too much milk at once, as it can make the icing too thin.
  2. Be careful with food coloring to avoid staining surfaces and hands.
  3. Avoid using old powdered sugar as it may result in a gritty texture in the icing.
  4. Do not skip the corn syrup, as it helps give the icing a shiny finish.
  5. Avoid overcrowding the cookies with icing, as it may not set properly.

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