My Favorite Cookie Icing/Frosting

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Melanie2590

I have used several different icing recipes on my cookies over the years and this is by far my favorite. I find that cookie glaze, while simple and easy, doesn't have enough flavor and is almost impossible to do any real decorating with. My 4-yr-old DS loves to help me decorate cookies and this frosting even stands up when piped on, just like you would decorate a cake.

Top Review by St. Louie Suzie

Love the almond flavoring in this icing! Go easy if you're using regular food coloring because it can make it a tiny bit runny if you use more than a few drops. We iced our World's Best Butter Cookies (recipe #50684) with these, then put the icing in little zip-top bags and cut a tiny bit of the corner off to pipe on the detail. They turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing, Melanie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Slowly mix in milk, then vanilla and almond.
  2. Whisk until fluffy.
  3. Can be spread or piped onto cookies.
  4. Icing will begin to harden in less than 30 minutes. Wait a few hours before stacking iced cookies.

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