This cookie glaze is the perfect way to ice a cookie without having to make royal icing. I’m not a huge fan of royal icing. I just don’t think it tastes super great and I don’t like how hard it gets.
Don’t get me wrong, in certain situations, it works really well, but if you prefer something that doesn’t get as hard and tastes great, then this cookie glaze is the way to go plus I’m giving you three options to choose from.
If you haven’t checked out my post ‘Easy Pound Cake Cookies‘, head on over there and grab that recipe. These cookie glazes are perfect on those cookies and they’re just about the easiest cookie you’ll ever make.
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In that post, I included the vanilla cookie glaze, but I’ve included it here as well as two other options…lemon and chocolate.
The best part about the cookie glaze is that it firms up, so you can even stack your cookies, but not have a huge mess on your hands with icing going everywhere. Plus you’re not having to make royal icing and the glazes don’t get as rock hard. You get the taste of buttercream, but no mess.
The secret ingredient is corn syrup. If you don’t have any, I promise it’s worth it to get some. Your glaze won’t firm up as nicely if that’s not added to it. Trust me, you’ll be glad you got it.
Ok, let’s get to the recipes. And there’s also a video below to show how to make them and add them to your cookies.
Cookie Glaze 3 Ways
Vanilla Bean Cookie Glaze
Lemon Cookie Glaze
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk or cream
- juice of 1 large lemon
- 1 Tbsp corn syrup
To Make the Cookie Glazes:
- For each recipe, add all of the ingredients and mix well. It will be thick at first, but keep mixing until well combined before adding any additional milk as that could make it too thin. If once mixed, it’s still very thick, add in another teaspoon to tablespoon of milk. You want the glaze a thicker consistency though, so that it doesn’t run off of the cookies.Add glaze to the cookies, once they’re completely cooled.
So, which flavor is your favorite? It’s hard for me to decide, but if I’m forced to…I think I’d go with vanilla. I’m just crazy for anything vanilla.