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A Quick and Easy Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe

July 3rd, 2013 Cooking

Chances are, you've bitten into plenty of sugar cookies over the course of your life, but have you ever wondered where they came from? Sugar cookies date back to the mid-1700s, according to Smiley Cookie, and originated right in the U.S. - specifically Pennsylvania. German settlers came to create these delectable treats, and they called their invention the Nazareth Sugar Cookie. Eventually, it became Pennsylvania's state cookie!

These days, it's easier than ever to pop a batch of sugar cookies into the oven and end up with a sweet concoction to munch on. Even people who don't have advanced cooking skills can unwrap a package of premade dough and place it in a preheated oven. Once they're done, you might want to top them off with delicious frosting. That being said, there are only a few steps involved in creating frosting for sugar cookies. Here are the items you need to make it, as well as how to apply it to your cookies like a professional.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • Food coloring (if desired)


1. Place the powdered sugar in a bowl.

2. Whisk in the milk until combined with the powdered sugar, forming a gooey liquid.

3. Add in any food coloring you want to the bowl and mix thoroughly for a colorful frosting.

Depending on the amount of frosting you want to make, you might need more powdered sugar and milk. If your mixture seems to be runny, incorporate additional powdered sugar until the desired thickness is reached. After your frosting has been completed, apply it to your sugar cookies once they've completely cooled. Allow them to air dry once the frosting has been added - this will allow the frosting to harden and make the cookies easier to handle!