Vanilla Glazed Cookies Recipe

Vanilla Glazed Snow Cookies

Rich, cake-like cookies with vanilla glaze make a colorful addition to any cookie tray.

25 min. prep time
36 cookies
343 Ratings



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk*
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda


1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons water


Hard peppermint candies, coarsely chopped
Holiday nonpareils and/or decorator candies


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter, sugar and salt in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add buttermilk, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes or until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks; cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; stir in enough water for desired glazing consistency. Spread glaze over cooled cookies; sprinkle with decorator candies.


*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup; let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Tip

Freeze cookies before glazing to prevent moisture from collecting between cookies and frosted layers, which could create a soggy top surface. Glaze and decorate cookies after thawing.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14818©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Easy and tasty! I tinted my frosting orange and decorated them with black sprinkles for Halloween.
Really simple; really tasty. I couldn't find a happy medium with the icing consistency, so they were a little messy, but that's part of what makes it fun for the kids!
Added these to my baking this year. Great cookies! I added peppermint candy cane decorations on half of them - what a hit!
This was a good recipe. Simple to make. Cake like cookies, with a little crisp on the bottom. will really be making these a lot.

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