Amazing Cookie Icing

I will also share my no fail sugar cookie icing recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Amazing Cookie Icing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar powder Sugar
  • 1 -3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 drop Lemon Juice fresh Or Processed
  • 1 tablespoon Light Corn Syrup


  1. Combine powder sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. !******This next step is important!******
  3. If you need a thicker frosting, say for outlining your cookies, add LESS milk.
  4. Just a drop at a time. If you have already outlined your cookies and need a to fill in or ’spill’ your cookies, you can add more milk (as much as you would need) to make your frosting very runny.

  5. If you are using food coloring, be sure to use LESS milk. Most food colorings are liquid and can make your frosting more runny. If you are using a gel food coloring, your milk quantity can remain the same.

  6. If you want to add different flavors, you can add drops of vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon, etc. to flavor your frosting.

  7. If you want more SHINE, use more corn syrup and less milk. This frosting will stay good for days in the fridge.