Perfect Sugar Cookie Glaze

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I needed an easy glaze the hardened quickly (instead of over night like so many) but one that still had good flavor. This dries hard enough to stack the cookies. Note: Make one batch at a time. It's unmanageable in anything larger. Children's water color brushes or those used for painting chocolate molds work well. Make sure to put down wax paper or parchment paper on your work surface and prepare for messy kidlets. Originally found at All Recipes


  1. Stir sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and the milk together.
  2. Stir in food coloring a few drops at a time until you reach the color desired.
  3. This glaze must be stirred each time you use it or dries with a mottled look.
  4. Yield: 1/2 c glaze.
Most Helpful

I made this to drizzle over Cherry Bonbon Cookies instead of rolling them in powdered sugar. I skipped the vanilla and used 2 tablespoons of the maraschino cherry juice as the liquid. It turned out great and had hardened within an hour.

Jadelabyrinth August 23, 2015

The perfect glaze. We used if on top of store bought cookie dough as we didn't start making Santa's cookies until 8pm on Christmas Eve and they were 100% ready (from tube to plate) by 8:45!

purronyou December 26, 2012

I really like how this glaze hardens so you can stack the cookies without messing them up! I used it on Cream Cheese Cut-Out Cookies. I tried tinting it blue but because my vanilla was brown it make it kind of a weird color. The next batch I used clear almond extract and let if white. We thought it showed off the sprinkles better anyway. I'll definitely use this recipe again!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) December 20, 2012