How to Use Canned Frosting on Cookies

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Things You'll Need

  • Canned frosting

  • Zip-lock storage bags

  • Tall glass

  • Scissors

  • Cookies

Decorating cookies is easy and affordable with canned icing.

Using canned frosting is an easy and affordable way to decorate cookies. Because it has been sealed in a can, however, the icing can sometimes be too stiff to work with and may result in crumbled cookies. By quickly kneading the icing in a pastry bag, canned icing can become pliable and easy to work when decorating cookies.


Preparing Icing

Step 1

Place zip-lock bag with one corner down in a tall glass. Roll the opening of the bag around the brim of the glass.

Step 2

Place 3 to 4 tbsp. of canned icing in a zip-lock bag as close to the corner of the bag as possible.

Step 3

Remove the bag from the glass and let all the air out before sealing the glass.


Step 4

Massage and knead the icing with your hands so it becomes soft and workable.

Step 5

Snip off a diagonal section from the lower corner of the bag with scissors.

Step 6

Squeeze the frosting out of the bag and onto the cookies in a slow and steady motion.

Making Icing Flowers

Step 1

Squeeze out a dot of icing onto the center of the cookie.


Step 2

Squeeze out an oval-shaped ring of icing, starting at the top of the icing dot. Continue making oval-shaped rings around the icing dot until your flower is complete.

Step 3

Fill in the icing ovals with a different color of canned icing.