Tonight I finished one of the more time consuming parts of sugar cookies (click here for the perfect sugar cookie recipe!)…the icing. I had about 5 dozen cookies and it took almost 3 hours but in the end they are always worth it. Everyone loves them, they look beautiful & they even make the house look more festive!
Sugar Cookie Icing
|Gather your supplies|
– 1 cup confectioners sugar
– 2 tsp. milk
– 2 tsp. light corn syrup
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Stir together sugar and milk
2. Beat in corn syrup and extract (you can also add food coloring as desired)
I outline each cookie before spreading with the filler color. The outline color should be a little thicker so it does not run off your cookies and can support the filler color. I make my outline frosting, put it in a ziplock bag, and snip the corner to get a nice thin line when I squeeze it out.
|My outline color in my handy ziplock bag|
Make sure to let your outline color dry for a few minutes before putting the inside color so it can support the slightly less thick frosting.
|Cookie with outline icing and filler color|
I also like to apply sprinkles to add additional depth. I added red and yellow for the leaves and added frosting detail for the acorn top with additional icing.
|Leaves with additional sugar details|
|Acorns with additional frosting detail at top|