How to Make the Best Sugar Cookie Icing
These ingredients create a stiff icing that can be useful for intricate piping, but are not necessary for basic decorating.
Things You'll Need
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 4 to 5 tablespoons water or milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup
- Fresh squeezed lemon juice, strained (optional)
- Liquid gel food coloring (optional)
- Mixing bowl
- Piping bag, small tips and coupler (optional)
- Squeeze bottle (optional)
- When deciding whether to use water or milk, keep this in mind: Milk will add a touch of creaminess, but the icing cannot be left at room temperature for longer than 4 hours. This is fine if the cookies will be consumed immediately, but icing prepared with water can be left at room temperature indefinitely.
- n a large mixing bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, 4 tablespoons water or milk, vanilla, and corn syrup. Vigorously whisk together until the mixture is very smooth and there are no lumps.
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