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Glaze Frosting For Cookies Recipe
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Glaze Frosting For Cookies Recipe

Nothing beats a glaze frosting for cookies, a classic and sweet perfect finishing touch to entice the feasting eyes of friends and family. I guarantee you that this recipe is the best. It is an excellent example of perfectly baked fresh cookies with delectable glaze frosting that you can make at home.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Glaze Frosting For Cookies Recipe
Servings: 24
Author: cakedecorist.com




  • In a mixing bowl, whisk in the confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, and milk until well incorporated. The consistency should be thick but spreadable.
  • Next, add on the vanilla and stir until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding milk if the glaze is too thick. Likewise, add the confectioner’s sugar if the texture is too wet. Keep in mind to stir the glaze frosting each time you use it to avoid it drying and getting spotty.
  • Then, add the gel food coloring of choice in a separate bowl if you use multiple colors. Make sure to allow the glaze to settle on the cookie for at least a minute. Doing this achieves a glossy effect.
  • Afterward, transfer to a piping bag with the tip of choice.


  • Confectioner’s sugar is the primary ingredient to achieve a smooth glaze. If the confectioner’s sugar is unavailable, granulated sugar is an excellent alternative; as long as it is pulsed in a food processor to become a fine powder. I prefer using Food coloring gel-based to produce vibrant colors and regulate the glaze’s consistency.
  • It is more manageable to adjust more liquid than to stir in more sugar to regulate consistency. You can use another flavoring other than vanilla to enhance your recipe. For this reason, you can use different extracts like lemon, almond, orange, and even peppermint.
  • To achieve the perfect glaze frosting, make sure to have the right ratio. Since too much milk will liquefy the glaze frosting, and too much confectioner’s sugar will make it too thick. In addition to that, putting too much milk will make the glaze frosting spotty and thin.
  • On the other hand, putting an exceedingly small amount of milk will make the glaze frosting unlikely to spread well. That is why always measure all the ingredients precisely.
  • Remember, this glaze frosting dries quickly. In addition to that, it provides a shiny finish. Hence, it is the perfect base coat for cookies. You can utilize as much food coloring as required to make your preferred hue.
  • Furthermore, make sure to allow the glaze frosting to dry entirely on the cookies. With that, it commonly takes as long as two hours at room temperature. However, if the glaze frosting is not dry after two hours, the best approach is to let it dry in the fridge. For this reason, make sure to do this before wrapping the cookies with glaze frosting in plastic and putting them in a dry and cool place.
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