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Colorful iced cookies on a wire rack.

Perfect Sugar Cookie Icing

I have found the Perfect Sugar Cookie Icing. This icing sets up well and keeps your cookies crisp and colorful. No more soggy cookies for me!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups


  • 5 - 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white (recommend pasteurized eggs for safety) or 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 5 tablespoons warm water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla or lemon or almond or chocolate extract
  • gel-based colors optional


  • Add all of the ingredients (except the gel-based colors) into a work bowl of your standing mixer or hand-held mixer. On medium-low speed (for freestanding mixer) or on high speed (handheld mixer) beat until soft peaks form, about 7 - 10 minutes with free-standing, or 10 - 12 minutes with handheld. Divide as needed to color or thin, depending on what you are decorating.
  • Allow the cookies to dry overnight, then store in an air-tight container.
Keyword cookies, icing for cookies, perfect cookie icing
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