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 3747
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.
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Royal Icing I

Rating: 4.5 stars 299
This lemon-flavored icing dries firm and holds well.
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Sugar Cookie Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 436
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.
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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 580
Great on Apple Cookies!
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Butter Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 248
Rich frosting, great on Banana Spice Cookies.
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Easy Creamy Icing

Rating: 4 stars 9
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

Glossy Royal Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
I received this recipe from a professional baker. I prefer to use this instead of a regular royal icing recipe with egg whites. It hardens nicely and is glossy rather than matte like regular royal icing. Use almond, orange, or lemon extract, whatever you prefer.

Royal Icing III

Rating: 4.5 stars 266
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 300

Perfect sugar cookie icing for cookies. Not too soft, not too hard — just right.