Peppermint Icing for Sugar Cookies

Donella Crigger
Simple sugar cookies are made more festive with refreshing peppermint icing. Delicious when paired with a tall glass of cold milk!
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  • 1.5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 3 tsp. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract or 1/4 for a more subtle flavor
  • food coloring


  • In a small bowl, mix the confectioner's sugar and milk until smooth.
  • Add corn syrup and peppermint extract, stirring until the icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add another teaspoon of corn syrup. If it's too thin, add a little more sugar.
  • Add food coloring of your choice.
  • Paint cookies with a brush.