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Christmas Sugar Cookie Decorating Icing

The best sugar cookie decorating icing recipe!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: decorating icing, sugar cookie icing
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Joy Kincaid | Artful Homemaking


  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
  • food coloring and sprinkles if desired


  • In a medium bowl, use a wire whisk or an electric mixer on medium-low speed to beat the confectioner's sugar, warm water, and corn syrup until smooth.
  • Add the food coloring if you're using it.
  • Decorate the cookies. (The decorating icing hardens eventually.)