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Easy Sugar Cookie Icing, using only 5 ingredients. This is my favorite cookie icing, it’s so creamy delicious and perfect for decorating Christmas cookies!

Easy Sugar Cookie Icing

Easy Sugar Cookie Icing, made with powdered sugar and a flavorful secret ingredient. So creamy delicious, my favorite recipe for cookie decorating.
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Course: Cookies & Bars
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 48 servings
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Soften the butter. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract. 
  • Add the heavy whipping cream to the mixture.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar to the mixture, mixing it in as you go.
  • Once everything is mixed together, the icing should be smooth and creamy, free of any lumps.*
  • At this point, you can add food coloring, if desired.
  • Have fun decorating cookies together!


*It's important to get the right consistency. You don't want the icing to be too thick (it won't spread well) or too thin (it'll run right off your cookies).


Serving: 48servings | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 14g
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