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.

Staff Picks

Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: Unrated
This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Smooth Chocolate Icing

Rating: Unrated
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.

Sugar Cookie Glaze

Rating: Unrated
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.

Royal Icing II

Rating: Unrated
This recipe calls for meringue powder rather than egg whites.

Glaze Icing

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

Vanilla Glaze

Rating: Unrated
Great on Apple Cookies!

Butter Frosting

Rating: Unrated
Rich frosting, great on Banana Spice Cookies.

Easy Creamy Icing

Rating: Unrated
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!

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.

Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 4.57 stars

Creamy frosting that tastes great on cookies or bars...especially Chocolate Cookies.