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How to Make Sugar Cookie Frosting

Created November 16, 2021
You didn’t hear it from us, but making icing from scratch is a lot easier than you think. Yup, seriously. Plus, you can’t beat homemade buttercream icing for cookies. From keeping it simple with classic icing to adding festive sprinkles or food coloring, sugar cookie icing is always a welcome treat.

Wondering how to make sugar cookie frosting? First things first, you’ll need:

Step 1: Gather all your ingredients and get ready to mix up something delicious.

Step 2: For your sugar cookie frosting, stir in your vanilla and one tablespoon of milk. Once mixed, gradually beat in the remaining milk to make the frosting smooth and spreadable. If the sugar cookie icing seems too thick, beat in additional milk a few drops at a time. If the frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.

Step 3: If you’re looking to add a little color to sugar cookie icing, we got you. Grab your food coloring and add one drop at a time. Remember, a little goes a long way! If you’re making more than one color, be sure to divide your frosting into multiple bowls.

We knew you’d rock it, and don’t forget to lick the spoon. If you’re looking to level up your frosting skills, make sure to check out our easy how-to.