Easy Creamy Icing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Creamy Icing Recipe

Easy Creamy Icing

Recipe by  

"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!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings


  1. Blend sugar, salt and flavoring. Add cream or water to make it easy to spread. Makes enough icing for 3 to 5 dozen cookies.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 01, 2008

This is the recipe I've used for almost 30 years on Mary's Sugar Cookies. Both recipes are from Betty Crocker's Cooky Cookbook.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2007

how is this icing it is harder than my cookie dough did you misprint one of the ingredients


9 Ratings

Dec 21, 2008

This recipe was a great jumping off point!!! I added quite a bit, almost a whole 8 oz carton. Probably close to six ounces. Once I got the icing to the consistancy I wanted it was delicious!!! My boyfriend loved it! Perfect addition to the soft sugar cookie recipe! Thanks a bunch. I will use this one for years to come!

Oct 19, 2008

I was looking for the "Hard Crack" icing recipe my mom used to make. When she passed away I didn't find her "secret" recipe note book. This is the PERFECT icing for apple pockets, pies & soft cookies.

Apr 14, 2009

eh. i thought the recipe was to salty and it just tasted to bland. i added more vanilla and it improved a little but i think this recipe needs to be altered

Dec 13, 2010

Not the best icing I've had. TOO salty! Next time, I'm adding only a tiny pinch of salt. It was also very THICK so I added more vanilla and milk/cream. Came out ok, but I'm not impressed.

Dec 03, 2011

Perfect ! Thank you for sharing this recipe, it was just what I have been looking for. :o)

Dec 20, 2012

It was really awesome but it is really thick but delicious. But don't add to much salt or its totally nasty.And also put less than 1/2 a teaspoon maybe 1/4. =_=


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 36 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Back To School Already?
Back To School Already?

Hard to believe, but many kids will be back in school at the end of the month. Get ready.

Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Recipes

You won't believe all the things you can do with cauliflower. It's a great low-carb option.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

How to Make Buttercream Frosting

This delicious, creamy frosting makes any cake grand.

Easy Lemon Cookies

These lemony cookies put a delicious twist on basic cake mix.

Easy Sugar Cookies

See how to make this all-time favorite cookie.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States