Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe is quick, easy, dries hard and shiny and tastes good too. I originally got if from Allrecipes.


  1. Stir the powdered sugar and the milk until smooth.
  2. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla until icing is smooth and glossy.
  3. If it's too thick, add more corn syrup.
  4. Divide icing into separate bowls and stir in food coloring as desired.
  5. You can dip the cookies, paint them with a paint brush or spread them using a knife or the back of a spoon.
Most Helpful

This icing is very adaptable. For flavoring, I used 2 drops of clear vanilla, and 1 drop each of lemon and almond extract. I've thinned the icing with milk to make a glaze, thickened a bit with more powdered sugar to pipe, and used it as is to spread on cookies. I really like that it dries to a glossy finish instead of dull (and tasteless) like royal icing.

QueenMommy April 02, 2010

This frosting was just the right consistency when I used 3 tsp milk instead of 2. I have been looking for a beautiful frosting like this, it is a keeper! Thanks

Rollin in the Dough! April 01, 2010

What a great icing! This kept a beautiful sheen which looks great on the sugar cookies we iced with it. I did have to add much more corn syrup than the recipe said in order to get it to a spreading consistency.

jdoe December 16, 2003

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