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best sugar cookie icing

Easy Sugar Cookie Icing (2 Ingredients)

  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Make the most delicious sugar cooking icing with only two ingredients! This super simple recipe is made without corn syrup. You can make it as thick (think multi-colored decorating) or thin (think glaze) as you like!


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk


  1. Mix: Combine the powdered sugar and milk in a bowl by mixing with a fork until smooth.  The powdered sugar will dissolve as you stir.
  2. Color:  Add your favorite food coloring (optional) to create unique colors for your cookies.
  3. Pipe: Using an icing bag or even a sandwich bag, pipe the icing onto your cooled cookies. Use a knife to spread.


Make your icing thicker. If you want your icing to be thicker, add more powdered sugar and stir.

Make your icing more like a glaze. Add more milk. Just a little bit goes a long way!

How to pipe without a piping bag. I use sandwich bags! Fill a sandwich bag with icing after adding the food coloring. Seal the sandwich bag. Snip the corner and pipe onto cookies.

Make your icing right before you use it. This icing does start to dry out and harden, which is what makes it so great for cookies! That being said, if you make it too far ahead of time, it will start to harden and make it much harder to add to the cookies.


  • Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
  • Calories: 50
  • Sugar: 12.4
  • Sodium: 1.4
  • Fat: .1
  • Carbohydrates: 12.6
  • Protein: .1
  • Cholesterol: .2

Keywords: sugar cookie icing, sugar cookie icing without corn syrup