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Sugar Cookie and Icing Recipe
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5 from 1 vote

Powdered Sugar Icing

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Author: Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)


  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of milk (I usually add more milk because this never seems like enough.)
  • A few drops of almond and vanilla extract
  • Icing coloring as desired I use Wilton's Icing Colors since it's super concentrated


  • Mix sugar, milk and flavorings together until smooth.
  • I always end up adding more milk. If you do add more, be sure to add it a little at the time so your icing isn't too thin.
  • Add icing coloring to icing a little at the time until the desired color is reached.
  • Spread over cooled cookies right away since the icing sets up quickly.
  • You can stir in a bit more milk if it starts to harden too quickly.