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Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Hard Cookie Glaze

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


A hard glaze for using on sugar cookies that works well with edible markers.


  • 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 2 Tbs light corn syrup
  • additional milk
  • optional lemon extract


  1. Sift powdered sugar into a large bowl
  2. Add in 2 Tbs milk and 2 Tbs light corn syrup and mix until smooth, adding in 1 tsp at a time of milk until desired consistency is reached.
  3. tsp of white food coloring (yes, that’s a thing, I use the one by Wilton) can be added to make it super white
  4. Lemon extract can be added for flavor.
  5. Spread onto cookies, make sure to keep it a thin layer, otherwise it will not fully harden when it dries.
  6. Allow to dry overnight before using markers on them.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American