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Sugar Cookie Frosting


Secret recipe from the bakery! A yummy frosting that sets up into a hardened glaze on top of the cookie, but remains tender to eat. Great for taking cookies 'on the road' because they won't stick together.

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  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla or 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup (for shine)
  • food coloring
  • water or sugar, for consistency


Servings 20
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 10mins


Step 1

1 Mix together sugar, flavoring, measured water, corn syrup, and food coloring. Slowly add enough water to make frosting a spreadable consistency (should be thicker than Elmer's school glue).
2 If a strong color is desired, decrease water so that the food coloring doesn?t make frosting too runny. If you get the frosting too runny, add a little powdered sugar.
3 Spread on cookies (add sprinkles or other toppings immediately). Allow to dry about 30 min or until no longer sticky. Will set up into a glaze so cookies won?t stick together when stacked.
4 This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of frosting (about enough for one color).


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