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Simple Cookie Glaze

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel, entered by Susan Reid

Simple Cookie Glaze Recipe Simple Cookie Glaze Recipe

This glaze dries hard and shiny, and is perfect for coating the top of your cookies in preparation for decorating with food-safe pens or makers, or adding sprinkles or other decorations. It's the perfect way to transform rollout cookies — like these Chocolate Cutout Cookies — from basic to beautiful.

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Prep
Yield
2/3 cup, about 18 cookies' worth
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or honey
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon milk
  • Food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together. Stir until smooth; a fork works fine. The glaze should be thick, but soft enough to "settle" when you spread it. If the glaze is too thick, dribble in another teaspoon of milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time.
  2. Glaze one cookie and set it aside briefly. The glaze won't be perfectly smooth when you apply it, but should settle into a smooth surface within half a minute or so. Has the glaze settled into a smooth surface? If so, it's the right consistency. Remember, it's easier to add more liquid than to stir in more sugar, so start with a glaze that's thicker than you think it should be, then add milk little by little to adjust the consistency.
  3. Add food color, if you like; gel paste food colors are preferable, as they yield vibrant color, and don't alter the liquid/sugar ratio as regular food colors might.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 teaspoons
  • Servings Per Batch 18
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 60
  • Calories from Fat 0g
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0g
  • Sodium 0g
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 0g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.