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Confectioners' Sugar Glaze Recipe

Confectioners' Sugar Glaze Recipe

This versatile glaze is shared by our Test Kitchen. 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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • Food coloring, optional


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 teaspoon: 31 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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