Simple Sugar Cookie Icing

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 4 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring

Put the powdered sugar and milk into a bowl and whisk together until nice and smooth.
Drizzle in corn syrup, whisking as you add, then drizzle  in vanilla extract, continuing to whisk.
Icing should be nice and smooth and shiny.

If you’re using different colors, divide the icing into small bowls, then stir in the food coloring until you get the colors you need.
After the coloring is added, if the frosting seems too thick, add a drop or two of milk and whisk again.  If the frosting seems too thin, sprinkle in a little more powdered sugar and whisk until smooth again. Food coloring is normally liquid (unless you use the gel kind that candy makers use) so it will change the texture; just adjust as needed.

Use new artist paint brushes (washed) to spread the frosting on your cut out sugar cookies, or use a small knife or the back of a spoon.
Let harden at room temperature then decorate further with candies, sprinkles, or cookie decorating gel.

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