No-Egg Icing


If you prefer to avoid eggs, this is a good choice for decorating cookies. It dries to a nice matte finish.

  • TablespoonServings


  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. Sift sugar into medium bowl. Add corn syrup, 3 tablespoons water and vanilla; and whisk to blend. Add more water 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing has a smooth, yet thick consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired. Pipe decoratively onto cookies or thin with a little water and paint over cookies. (Keep icing covered with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
  • Calories: 100
  • Carbohydrate Content: 26 g
  • Sodium Content: 5 mg