Some recipes for sugar cookie frosting using powdered sugar include royal icing from Martha Stewart, a sugar cookie glaze and sugar cookie frosting with shortening. It is possible to dye all of these frosting recipes with food coloring.Continue Reading
For the royal icing from Martha Stewart, combine 1 pound of powdered sugar and 5 tablespoons of meringue powder in a bowl. Alternatively, use 2 egg whites instead of the meringue powder. Mix on low speed, and add about 1/2 cup of water, mixing until the icing is the correct consistency. Add more water for a thinner consistency and food coloring if you want a certain color. This recipe has a rating of 3.5 out of five stars, as of 2015.
For the sugar cookie frosting, add 4 cups of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of shorting to a bowl, mixing until smooth. Add 5 tablespoons of mix and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix until smooth, and color with food coloring if necessary. This recipe has 4.5 out of five stars.
For the sugar cookie glaze, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup and 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl. Add food coloring. It is necessary to stir the glaze each time before using, as it may dry with a mottled look instead of solid color. This recipe has 4.5 out of five stars.Learn more about Cooking