Perfect Sugar Cookie Icing for your breakfast

Perfect Sugar Cookie Icing for your breakfast

Take your cookies up a notch with this top-rated sugar cookie icing. It’s easy, impressive, and it comes together super quickly with ingredients you probably already have on hand. After your first encounter, I bet you gonna bookmark this recipe — one of the easiest around for your quick dessert needs.

Glaze Icing vs. Royal Icing vs. Fondant

Sugar cookies are often decorated with royal icing (a hard icing made from egg whites, powdered sugar, and citrus juice) or fondant (a sugary confection that can be used as a filling, decoration, or icing). These options produce professional results, but can be finicky and may be intimidating for beginner bakers.

This recipe makes a simple glaze icing. It’s a bit stickier than its more complicated relatives, but it hardens well enough to stack the cookies in a bag or storage container without making a mess.

It comes together in minutes and produces gorgeous, glossy results. This sugar cookie icing is the perfect choice for beginners or bakers who are short on time.

Sugar Cookie Icing Ingredients

In one way or another, you already have everything you need to make this top-rated sugar cookie icing:

Confectioners’ Sugar
This sugar cookie icing starts with confectioners’ sugar (also known as powdered or icing sugar), which creates a smoother texture than granulated sugar.

Whole milk thins the icing and ensures a spreadable, easy-to-work-with consistency.

Corn Syrup
Light corn syrup adds shine and helps the icing harden.

Almond Extract
A dash of clear almond extract lends subtle nutty flavor. You can substitute vanilla extract if you like (make sure to use clear extract if you’re going for a bright white color).

Food Coloring (Optional)
Depending on how you plan to decorate your cookies, you might want to add a few drops of food coloring or food gel.

How to Make Sugar Cookie Icing

You’ll find the full recipe below, but here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this easy sugar cookie icing: Stir confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth, then add corn syrup and extract. Add more corn syrup if the icing is too thick, or more sugar if the icing is too thin.

How to Add Color to Sugar Cookie Icing

If you want to add some color, just divide the icing into separate bowls and stir in drops of food coloring or food gel until the desired colors are reached.

How to Ice Sugar Cookies

Dip the cookies in the icing or paint the icing on with a food-grade brush.

For more intricate designs, pour the icing into squeeze bottles or piping bags fitted with tips. Outline the edges of the cookie with the icing, then flood the cookies with more icing. Use a toothpick to spread it around and to pop any air bubbles.

Allow the icing to harden at room temperature. You could also like another similar sugar cookies recipe here.

Sugar Cookie Icing

This sugar cookie icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. The beautiful frosting tastes as great as it looks will make it your favorite. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert cookies, sugar cookie icing, Thanksgiving desserts
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 42kcal
Author: daisol plate


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • ¼ tbsp. almond extract


  • assorted food coloring


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


How to Store Sugar Cookie Icing
Store sugar cookie icing in a squeeze bottle or airtight storage container in the fridge for up to three days. Cold icing is hard to work with, so let it come to room temperature before using.
How to Store Iced Sugar Cookies
Make sure the icing is completely hardened before you pack the cookies away. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. If you’re stacking them, place parchment paper or wax paper between each layer to prevent sticking.

We have reinvented your dessert preference and it has never been this easier. This is an all-time favorite especially for baking lovers who have a short-time but would want something in a few minutes. Be sure to try this out and share how it all went down in the comments. I’ll be happy to hear from you!

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