A Quick Cookie Glaze

A Quick Cookie Glaze

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

This basic cookie glaze can be tinted in small batches if desired.

Ingredients 96 servings

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  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2-2½ tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or orange juice (or lemon or lime juice)
  • Food coloring, if desired


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  1. Combine sugar with water to achieve the desired consistency in a small bowl. Add vanilla extract or orange juice (or lemon or lime juice).
  2. To tint the glaze: Place small quantities in several small bowls. Add a little food coloring to each bowl and mix well. (Paste food colors give the most vivid results.) Allow glazed cookies to dry completely before packaging or storing.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 teaspoon
  • Per serving: 10 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 0 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free Food

Reviews 1

December 06, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Ingredients not clear enough for newbie New to baking don't know what the 2-2 1/2 of warm water means! is that 2 cups 2 1/2 tablespoons of water oh well I just mixed water until got the right consistency yet it looks a little to brown because I used mexican vanilla extract lol. Pros: pretty would have been nice glaze if I can ever figure it out. Cons: not very clear on the instructions for warm water for a newbie.
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