Sugar Cookie Frosting

Sugar Cookie Frosting


"Add food coloring to decorate your favorite sugar cookies."


15 m servings 59 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 10g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 1454 Ratings


This is definitely up there in terms of frosting for cookies-- frankly, its the only stuff I use--I've made this 3 or 4 times now. I make this with the recipe on this site: "The Best Rolled Sug...

Sugar cookie icing is really a matter of personal taste, so I can understand this not agreeing with everyone. However, I though this was the BEST SUGAR COOKIE ICING I'VE EVER MADE! I've tried th...

Delicious!! I used this icing on the Easy Sugar Cookies and it was a huge hit with everyone. I used unsalted butter instead of shortening though, it gives a much better flavor to the icing. Th...

Halved the recipe and used butter instead of shortening. Great and easy. My daughter had a blast adding food coloring and decoring cookies. Using this for this season's batch of holiday cookie...

GREAT frosting for sugar cookies or christmas cookies. Sets well so you can put the cookies in a tin or bag! Loved it! A+

This was a good cookie frosting, but not exactly what I was looking for. My husband said it was too sweet, but the kids and I loved the sweetness. However, I was on the hunt for more of a glaze...

I liked this recipe because I often use royal icing. The cream of tartar gives it that twinge and its not very good with a sugar cookie. So this was a better choice. I also added some Wilton'...

This frosting was fantastic! Finally I have found a cookie frosting that is thicker, and hardens, and its tastey. Thanks so much for the recipe!

I have been searching for the "perfect" frosting recipe - the search is over - this is IT! It's easy to make, tastes great, easy to apply and dries hard (but not as hard as royal frosting).