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Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze

This versatile glaze is shared by our test kitchen.

from Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2004

You can make the basic recipe and tint it with food coloring if desired. For chocolate lovers, skip the food coloring and stir in some baking cocoa.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)

    How to make it   2 minutes

  • 1

    In a bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water and vanilla; stir until combined and smooth (mixture will be thick). Tint with food coloring if desired. With a butter knife or small metal spatula, lightly spread glaze on cooled cookies. Let dry for 1 hour.

  • Yield: 3/4 cup

  • Chocolate Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze
    Prepare Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze. Stir in 4 teaspoons baking cocoa until smooth.