Powdered Sugar Glaze
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Powdered Sugar Glaze

This almost translucent glaze firms up after standing and gives cut-out cookies a smooth glazed surface -- perfect for decorating cookies.

1 1/2
10 min
06 hrs 10 min


2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla, if desired

Food color, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine powdered sugar, water, butter, corn syrup and vanilla in bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water, if necessary, to reach desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

  2. STEP 2

    Glaze cooled cookies. Let stand 6 hours or overnight until firm.


0Fat (mg)
0Cholesterol (mg)
0Sodium (mg)
13Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)


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  May 20, 2014

Wonderful and very easy. Leaves a very pretty finish. It's thick enough to remind me of almost a frosting but it's not. Will be my only glaze recipe I use.

— says Angela
  March 12, 2013

This recipe appeared in our newspaper in April 2003 I gave it a try and it's wonderful. It's the only glaze that I will use. The glaze is beautiful and dries hard enough to be able to package the cookies in cellophane.

— says Liz
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