Basic Clear Glaze

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 10m

Makes about 1/3 cup (Enough for 40 2-inch cookies)

Glaze is brushed on cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. A glaze is a clear shiny coating that can be colored. After you spread a glaze on cookies, you can sprinkle colored sugar granules over the glaze before it dries, or put some tiny candies over the glaze. The glaze hardens as it dries.


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Companion recipe: Santa's Cookies


Mix the sugar and water together, mix well to dissolve any lumps and make a smooth runny glaze. Brush or spoon on cookies while they are still warm. (If the glaze is not runny enough, add a little more water.) You can also make double the recipe if you are coating many cookies.


Assorted food colors come in small boxes in the supermarket. Adjust a drop or two to the glaze or frosting, stir and if it is too pale, carefully add more.

Recipe created exclusively for by Marion Cunningham.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4365

nutrition information per serving

10 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 2g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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