Perfect Decorated Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter cookies, decorated cookies, perfect icing recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
favorite glaze icing!
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  • 4 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 3 T. Corn Syrup
  • 3 T. Milk can use part water
  • 1/2 t. Almond Extract can use Vanilla Extract
  • Food Coloring - I prefer soft gel coloring
  • extra corn syrup and water to use later


  • Place the powdered sugar in the mixing bowl.
  • Combine corn syrup, milk and flavoring in a small bowl.
  • Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the corn syrup mixture.
  • Mix until the powdered sugar is moist - scraping the bowl often.
  • A little more corn syrup and water mixture might be needed to get the desired consistency.
  • Keep the icing covered - it will dry quickly.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 77g | Iron: 0.1mg