Sugar Cookie Glaze

sugar cookie glaze recipeI really love a frosted sugar cookie. Yet, sometimes, I do not have the time or energy to do the whole royal icing thing.

Make the icing, pipe the edges, thin the icing, flood the cookie, you get the idea. When I really want a quicker version of a frosted sugar cookie, I make this almond-scented cookie glaze.

It is easy to make, you just whisk everything together until smooth, coat your cookie, and it dries hard and shiny. I am so lazy that I usually just dip the cookie in the glaze, I am too lazy to even spread it with a spatula.

This cookie glaze is what I make with the kids when we are making cookies for Santa. I dip the cookie in the glaze and let the kids add the sprinkles and sparkles.

You can also add food coloring to this to icing to make it any color that you wish. Today, I was going for a simple holiday cookie and kept the icing white. If you are using a large batch of cookies or really large cookies, you may need to make a few batches of the glaze as well.

sugar cookie glaze recipebaked sugar cookies

1 cup confectioners sugar
1 Tablespoon corn syrup
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
sprinkles

sugar cookie glaze recipePut the sugar, corn syrup, and extract into a bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon of the water.

sugar cookie glaze recipeWhisk until the mixture is smooth. You may need to add more water to get the right consistency. Add a few drops at a time. I know that sounds like overkill, but it goes from really close to being perfect to completely runny in just a few drops.

sugar cookie glaze recipeDip your baked and cooled cookies into the glaze. Let the excess drip off.

sugar cookie glaze recipePut the cookies on a rack. I like to line a cookie sheet with parchment and then add the rack to make the clean up easier.

sugar cookie glaze recipeAdd sprinkles and let dry until completely hard.

sugar cookie glaze recipeAbout an hour or two.

sugar cookie glaze recipePut on a plate with a glass of milk and leave for Santa. Don’t forget the reindeer food.

sugar cookie glaze recipeOr…

sugar cookie glaze recipeYou could package them really cute and give them to your Secret Santa.

Sugar Cookie Glaze

Sugar Cookie Glaze

Yield: 1 cup

Sugar Cookie Glaze - I use this glaze on my favorite sugar cookies. It tastes great and is shiny. If you are going to add sprinkles, add them before the glaze dries.

Ingredients

  • baked sugar cookies
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Put the sugar, corn syrup, and extract into a bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon of the water.
  2. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. You may need to add more water to get the right consistency. Add a few drops at a time. I know that sounds like overkill, but it goes from really close to being perfect to completely runny in just a few drops.
  3. Dip your baked and cooled cookies into the glaze. Let the excess drip off.
  4. Put the cookies on a rack. I like to line a cookie sheet with parchment and then add the rack to make the clean up easier.
  5. Add sprinkles and let dry until completely hard.
  6. About an hour or two.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g
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  1. This is my favorite way to decorate sugar cookies!!! I even use cocoa added to it for brown coloring when I need it and love the cocoa taste!!! I highly recommend this glaze for sugar cookies!!!

    1. Thanks Lynn!

  2. Genius – especially right about now when we’re all a little strapped for time!

    1. They taste yum too.

  3. Mm, that is what I call a perfect cookie!!

    1. thank you Mary!

  4. Super cute and easy! I mixed my sugar cookie dough today and it’s chillin’. Told my daughter that I didn’t feel up to icing tomorrow, so was just going to do sprinkles. This is a happy medium. Thanks!

    1. a perfect solution! that is exactly what we are doing tomorrow.

  5. Great glaze and beautiful, festive cookies. A job well done! Merry Christmas!

    1. thank you Emily!

  6. I don’t love frosting, but have always loved my local bakery’s glazed sugar cookies. Thanks for showing me how to DIY.

    Love the site. Thanks for all you do!
    Angela

    1. Thank you Angela! I am glad that I could help.

  7. This glaze was GREAT!! Thanks so much!

    1. my pleasure Samantha!

  8. Great recipe! I’m glad I’m not the only one that “dips” cookies! LOL Thank you for the pics and recipe.

    1. You are welcome! So much easier when I doing it with kids.

  9. Ive been trying to get this reciperight forever, w/o the recipe! thanks for posting! P.S. Youre not lazy youre SMART.

    1. lol! Thanks Lori!

  10. This recipe is great! Love your site, thanks for posting! 🙂

    1. Thank you Kim!

  11. My friend over at Food Lust People Love sent me over because I am having a terrible time with getting my icing to look decent and I’ve been trying to make good sugar cookies – she told me that you have all the best sugar cookies/icing recipes – thank you! I plan on trying this right away!

    1. Thank you! I hope that it works for you!

  12. Where have you been all my baking life?! Love LOve LOVE this recipe and cant wait to try more of your genius sweets!
    Thank you! =]
    B

    1. Welcome!

  13. Hi! My grandchildren and I make Christmas cookies every year and I love it. I have been looking for a great way to decorate the cookies and I think I found it thanks to you. I ship our cookies from Ohio to Texas. They have gone as far as New Zealand. Im so excited. We make a lot of cookies! Thank you and be blessed

    1. WOW! I am so happy about this. I think that it is the best cookie recipe ever. I am so glad that you love it too.

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