Easiest Sugar Cookie Icing Ever + $1,000 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Frost dozens of Cookies in just 5 minutes with “Dippable” Royal Icing

I’m feeling like a genius these days.

I was dreading frosting dozens upon dozens of my famous vanilla almond cut-out sugar cookies I make each Christmas.

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While the result looks and tastes delicious (and totally worth the effort), It’s a long process and I was feeling lazy this year.

Always one to look for the shortcut, I decided to simplify my royal icing recipe a bit to seeif I could make a  simple, “dippable” icing work. No sifting powdered sugar. No bottles or icing bags.

To my delight, not only was I able to ice a dozen cookies in one minute, but it tastes even better than the other recipe I used to use. Score!

Dippable Royal Icing recipe frosts dozens of cookies in minutes

Dippable Royal Icing recipe frosts dozens of cookies in minutes

The best part is that this process allows my kids to get more involved in the decorating, and I am able to let go of my control issues.

I found some awesome food coloring pens that I gave the kids to decorate with. I think they did great! (I researched these a lot and found that food coloring pens work great!Dippable Royal Icing recipe frosts dozens of cookies in minutes

I also decided to try my hand at watercolor painting the cookies.

Dippable Royal Icing recipe frosts dozens of cookies in minutes

I used gel food coloring and various paint brushes. To get the ombre and watercolor effects, I added water to each color in varying degrees of dilution.

Dippable Royal Icing recipe frosts dozens of cookies in minutes

How much fun would that be to paint cookies for a girlfriend night in?

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Easiest Sugar Cookie Icing Ever


  • 3 cups unsifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1-2 T light corn syrup
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/4-1/4 t lemon juice (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. Combine ingredients and beat on high fo 2-3 minutes.
  2. Dip each cookie face down into the bowl of icing, gently scraping the excess frosting with a frosting knife or on the edge of thebowl.
  3. Allow to sit on a cooling rack to allow frosting to drip through.
  4. Let harden at least 2-3 hours before decorating.



13 thoughts on “Easiest Sugar Cookie Icing Ever + $1,000 Target Gift Card Giveaway

  1. redrebelmediagroup says:

    These are precious! I am absolutely IN LOVE with those pens. My son and I are planning to bake cookies for Christmas and I need to find these right away!

  2. Cait Weingartner says:

    Wow, your cookies look just beautiful! Those decorating pens are such a great idea, and so much easier than the usual way of mixing and piping different colors. Thanks for sharing these terrific, time saving ideas!

  3. lauren says:

    This is really cool! So much easier than trying to flood with a bunch of different colors. I think we will try this next year at our annual cookie decorating party!

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