3 Most Delicious Glazes For Cookies

3 Most Delicious Glazes For Cookies

Cookies are one of the most versatile and delicious desserts. This post is sharing some delicious glazes for cookies that are both tasty and easy to make.

Glazes are a simple way to make your cookies look beautiful. You can easily add in different food coloring or sprinkles to make it extra festive. All these recipes contain five or fewer ingredients that are pantry staples.

These glazes will set on your cookies, giving them a beautiful shiny appearance. They require no prior baking experience to make. From classic glazes to dairy-free versions, each one of these recipes will perfectly compliment your favorite cookies.

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#1 Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze For Cookies

Ingredients:

For the Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze by Pilsbury, you will need:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk or half-and-half

Equipment:

  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk

Step by Step Instructions: Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze

Step 1: Combine All Ingredients

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Use a whisk to make sure the glaze is smooth and fully mixed.

Combine All Ingredients

Step 2: Add More Milk if Needed

If the glaze is too thick for your liking, you can add in another tablespoon of milk.

Step 3: Decorate Cookies

Once your glaze has reached your desired consistency, add it to your cookies. You can either drizzle it on or use a piping bag. Allow the glaze to set on the cookies before serving.

Servings and Preparation Time – Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze

Servings and Preparation Time - Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze

#2 Dairy-Free Glaze For Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Equipment:

  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk

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Step by Step Instructions: Cookie Glaze (Dairy-Free)

Step 1: Combine Ingredients

In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine the powdered sugar and water. The glaze should be smooth and thin.

Step 2: Decorate Cookies

Spoon the glaze onto the cookies and allow them to set before serving.

Servings and Preparation Time – Cookie Glaze (Dairy-Free)

Servings and Preparation Time - Cookie Glaze (Dairy-Free)

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#3 Colorful Sugar Cookie Glaze Recipe(with a shiny finish)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • Food coloring

Equipment:

  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk

Step by Step Instructions: Colorful Cookie Glaze

Step 1: Mix Powdered Sugar, Milk, and Vanilla Extract

In a medium bowl, use a whisk to mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Combine until the mix is completely smooth.

Step 2: Add Corn Syrup

Add the corn syrup to the mix. If the glaze is still too thick, you can add a bit more corn syrup. The corn syrup gives the glaze a smooth and glossy finish.

Add Corn Syrup

Step 3: Add Food Coloring

Add 3-4 drops of your choice of food coloring to the glaze. Mix the food coloring in until fully combined.

Step 4: Decorate Cookies

To decorate the cookies, dip them into the glaze. You can also use a spoon, food-grade paintbrush, or piping bag to decorate the cookies. Allow the glaze to dry on the cookies before serving.

Servings and Preparation Time – Colorful Cookie Glaze (with a Shiny Finish)

Servings and Preparation Time - Colorful Cookie Glaze (with a shiny finish)

Tips And Tricks For Making Glazes For Cookies

To make your glazes more flavorful, you can add in different mix-ins and extracts. Almond extract is a classic flavor combination when decorating cookies. You can also add lemon juice, orange juice, and extract, maple extract, and even coffee.

For other delicious flavors, you can add two ounces of melted chocolate to the glaze. If you want a wonderful fall flavor combination, you can add  1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. There are several amazing flavor mix-ins you can add to elevate your cookies.

Tips And Tricks For Making Glazes For Cookies

When decorating your cookies, it is best to do it on a wire rack with parchment paper underneath. That way any glaze that drips off will go onto the parchment paper, making for easy cleanup. The cookies will stay fresh for up to five days at room temperature in an airtight container or up to 10 days in the fridge.

If you have any leftover glaze, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for up to 10 days in the fridge. Allow the glaze to reach room temperature before using.

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3 Most Delicious Glazes For Cookies

Cookies are one of the most versatile and delicious desserts. This post is sharing some delicious glazes for cookies that are both tasty and easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 Most Delicious Glazes For Cookies
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze by Pilsbury

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk or half-and-half

Ingredients for the Cookie Glaze (Dairy-Free)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Ingredients for the Colorful Cookie Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • Food coloring

Instructions

Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze

  • Combine All Ingredients - In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Use a whisk to make sure the glaze is smooth and fully mixed.
  • Add More Milk if Needed - If the glaze is too thick for your liking, you can add in another tablespoon of milk.
  • Decorate Cookies - Once your glaze has reached your desired consistency, add it to your cookies. You can either drizzle it on or use a piping bag. Allow the glaze to set on the cookies before serving.

Cookie Glaze (Dairy-Free)

  • Combine Ingredients - In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine the powdered sugar and water. The glaze should be smooth and thin.
  • Decorate Cookies - Spoon the glaze onto the cookies and allow them to set before serving.

Colorful Cookie Glaze

  • Mix Powdered Sugar, Milk, and Vanilla Extract - In a medium bowl, use a whisk to mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Combine until the mix is completely smooth.
  • Add Corn Syrup - Add the corn syrup to the mix. If the glaze is still too thick, you can add a bit more corn syrup. The corn syrup gives the glaze a smooth and glossy finish.
  • Add Food Coloring - Add 3-4 drops of your choice of food coloring to the glaze. Mix the food coloring in until fully combined.
  • Decorate Cookies - To decorate the cookies, dip them into the glaze. You can also use a spoon, food-grade paintbrush, or piping bag to decorate the cookies. Allow the glaze to dry on the cookies before serving.

Notes

  • To make your glazes more flavorful, you can add in different mix-ins and extracts. Almond extract is a classic flavor combination when decorating cookies. You can also add lemon juice, orange juice, and extract, maple extract, and even coffee.
  • For other delicious flavors, you can add two ounces of melted chocolate to the glaze. If you want a wonderful fall flavor combination, you can add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. There are several amazing flavor mix-ins you can add to elevate your cookies.
  • When decorating your cookies, it is best to do it on a wire rack with parchment paper underneath. That way any glaze that drips off will go onto the parchment paper, making for easy cleanup. The cookies will stay fresh for up to five days at room temperature in an airtight container or up to 10 days in the fridge.
  • If you have any leftover glaze, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for up to 10 days in the fridge. Allow the glaze to reach room temperature before using.
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Conclusion

No matter what you are decorating your cookies for, each of these recipes will result in tasty and cute cookies. These glazes are simple to make and you don’t need any prior baking experience.

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