Best Tasting Sugar Cookie Icing

Best Tasting Sugar Cookie Icing - 4 ingredients and 5 minutes! People have been begging for this frosting recipe for years. Now you have it!

Best Tasting Sugar Cookie Icing


Chad and I were married a few days before Christmas, 11 years ago, in a dreamy Winter Wonderland wedding.

We had snowflakes and icicles hung everywhere and we were lucky enough to have the coldest day of the year (in Phoenix).

We set up a hot cocoa and cookie table in lieu of appetizers and everyone commented on the cookies! So, needless to say after our wedding we decided that the perfect thank you would be snowflake cookies.

Ever since then I have been on a mission to create the perfect cookie.  I had the most incredible cookie recipe but I worked for a few years to create the perfect recipe for the icing.

Finally, after so many requests we are sharing it with you today.  Perfectly sweetened and flavored with almond to give it an extra something.

With only 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes, you can whip this icing up. It dries with a gorgeous sheen and tastes amazing!

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Tips:

  • The icing will dry hard. It can take up to overnight before I would recommend stacking them. I store mine on cookie sheets tented with foil to keep the cookie bottoms from drying out while they are drying.
  • You absolutely can substitute vanilla extract (or any other extract). Keep in mind, it will give your icing a slightly off white hue but if you are coloring it anyway it won't matter.
  • This icing will keep for several weeks on the countertop, in a sealed container. I actually keep mine much longer than that.
  • We have received some questions about cloudy spots on the iced cookies. I have never had to deal with spots, I live in Arizona and it is a very dry climate and we use air conditioning to cool (which is also very dry). I know that too much humidity can cause icing to get spots. Do you live in a humid climate or use a swamp cooler? I would try a dehumidifier while you are making cookies to help the issue or stick to white icing (actually add white color to the icing) or try working with thicker icing. Or try using thicker icing. That will remove some of the water content and allow the cookies to dry faster. Also make sure the cookies are 100% dry before closing them in a container.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 recipe Christmas sugar cookies (cut out cookies)
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼-½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • gel food coloring (in desired colors)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using an electric mixer) combine sugar and ¼ cup milk.  Mix until smooth.  Add milk as need to create a smooth mixture, one tablespoon at a time.  Add corn syrup and almond extract.
  2. To decorate cookies, your outline icing should be the consistency of toothpaste, your flood icing should be the consistency of corn syrup.
  3. Add food coloring one drop at a time until desired color is reached.  Pour into bottles, decorator bags or a cup.  Keep unused icing sealed until ready to use.

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