Cutout Cookie Decorator Icing

Recipe by Suze K
READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 1 3/4 cups


  • 2
    teaspoons milk
  • 2
    teaspoons light corn syrup (Karo)
  • 2
    tablespoons softened butter (NO MARGARINE)
  • 14
    teaspoon vanilla
  • food coloring (if using liquid coloring, may need to add a little more confectioners sugar to bring to decorating c)


  • Place sugar into mixing bowl.
  • Combine milk, corn syrup and vanilla, and blend.
  • Add liquid mixture to powdered sugar and mix thoroughly.
  • Add softened butter and blend until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Divide frosting into several cups, and add food coloring to each. If using liquid coloring, add a little more powdered sugar until it reaches good spreading consistency.
  • Spread onto cookie with knife, or place in zip-loc sandwith bags with the corner nipped off 1/16" to pipe onto cookies.
  • Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugars.
  • Once cookies are decorated, place on flat surface to allow frosting to dry. Store cookies in covered container.
  • NOTE: Differences in humidity may require more or less liquids to make a good consistency frosting. Sugar can be added or milk lessened to achieve the best consistency.