Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies


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!

Original recipe makes 1 cup


1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
3 drops red food coloring
1 (2.25 ounce) jar red decorator sugar


  1. Combine confectioners’ sugar butter, vanilla and milk, beating until creamy. Thin with a few more drops of milk (if necessary) to reach desired spreading consistency. Stir in optional food coloring. Spread frosting over cooled cookies and decorate with colored sugar, if desired.


Calories: 162 kcal
Carbohydrates: 30.6 g
Cholesterol: 12 mg
Fat: 4.4 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0.1 g
Sodium: 32 mg