Cookie Icing and Frosting Recipes

Ready for cookie decorating? Allrecipes has all the cookie icing, frosting and glaze recipes you'll ever need to take your cookies to the next level.

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Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars 3703
This quick and easy sugar cookie icing recipe uses simple ingredients.

Smooth Chocolate Icing

Rating: 4 stars 30
A simple and delicious chocolate icing. Great on top of my family's all-time favorite Truffle Cookies, the recipe for which can also be found on this site.

Royal Icing I

Rating: 4.5 stars 283
This lemon-flavored icing dries firm and holds well.
By Allrecipes Member

Sugar Cookie Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 432
This glaze will dry to a hard shiny finish. Perfect as a base coat for cookies. Can be colored too; use as much food coloring as needed to create desired hue. Dries quickly.
By Allrecipes Member

Glaze Icing

Rating: 4 stars 7
Great recipe for icing sugar cookies. Add gel-style food coloring to get your desired color.

Vanilla Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 577
Great on Apple Cookies!

Butter Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 246
Rich frosting, great on Banana Spice Cookies.

Easy Creamy Icing

Rating: 4 stars 6
This icing is ideal for anise cookies. Separate it into several little bowls for lots of colors. Tint with a few drops food coloring. Use little paintbrushes to color. Kids will love it!
By Jennifer

Sugar Cookie Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 1632
Add food coloring to decorate your favorite sugar cookies.
By Allrecipes Member

Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 285
Here's a terrific recipe for icing sugar cookies, no raw egg whites. For any recipes that require egg whites, you can purchase dried, powdered egg whites at cake-decorating supply stores that can be substituted in most recipes calling for the regular raw egg whites, then you can still lick the bowl!

Royal Icing III

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
A recipe for Gingerbread House icing.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Tips to Decorate Cookies
Once you get a feel for the basics, you can keep practicing to take your skills to any level you wish.
How To Make A Piping Bag From Parchment Paper
Want to do fancy icing designs but don't have the right piping equipment? You're in luck! With just a few easy steps you can do detailed icing work with what you already have in your kitchen.
Butter Icing for Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 293

Perfect for cookies - not too soft - not too hard - just right.