Sugar Cookie Icing recipe

Sugar Cookie Icing

This Sugar Cookie Icing recipe is perfect for decorating those freshly baked cookies. This recipe makes enough icing for one batch of cookies, perfect for parties, gatherings, or any occasion. The recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free.


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 4-5 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


  • Calories: 65
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 1mg

Additional Notes:

  • For different colors, simply add a few drops of your desired food coloring.
  • Make sure to keep the icing covered with a damp cloth as it dries out quickly.
  • For a thicker consistency, decrease the water amount. For a thinner consistency, increase the water amount.

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 24

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Category: Dessert

Cuisine: American


  1. Combine the powdered sugar and meringue powder in a medium-size bowl.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and water, then stir to combine.
  3. If making different colors, separate the icing accordingly into small bowls and add food coloring as desired. Stir until color is evenly distributed.
  4. Use immediately or keep covered with a damp cloth.

Enjoy your Sugar Cookie Icing on top of your favorite sugar cookies!

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