Life:Beautiful's Frosted Sugar Cookies are tender, yet firm enough to hold up to artful decorating.

Sugar Cookie Frosting

Finish off Sugar Cookies by decorating them with this frosting. It’s a classic glaze that may be tinted for any festive occasion.

Makes 1.5 servings


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Decorative sprinkles (optional)


In a medium bowl, beat together powdered sugar, shortening, water and almond extract. Add food coloring, if desired. Spread frosting on Sugar Cookies (see below). If desired, top with sprinkles.

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