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Looking for an easy and delicious way to finish off your sugar cookies, but don’t want to mess with royal icing? This super quick glaze or glace’ icing is your friend!

You can brush it over cookies with a pastry brush, dip the cookies into the bowl, or pour it right over the cookies or petit fours.

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Glace' Icing

A delicious, smooth, and glossy icing that is poured over cookies or petit fours. It dries to the touch making it ideal for cookies that need to be stacked or wrapped in treat bags.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Drying time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies covered


  • 1 Mixer Stand or hand
  • 1 Wire rack
  • 1 Pastry Brush optional


  • 1 lb. Powdered Sugar
  • cup Whole Milk
  • cup Light Corn Syrup
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract or flavoring of your choice


  • Add the powdered sugar and whole milk to your mixing bowl and mix on medium speed for about 5 minutes, or until mixture is completely smooth and begins to appear shiny. (The mixture will resemble soft royal icing).
  • Add in vanilla (or the flavor of your choice), plus the corn syrup and mix for 2-3 more minutes until completely incorporated.
  • Use immediately. For cookies, this icing can be applied with a pastry brush, or you can dip the cookie into the glace' and shake off the excess. Place cookies on wire rack with parchment paper underneath to catch the drips. Allow to dry for at least 12 hours or until dry to the touch.
  • For petit fours, place the bites on a wire rack with parchment underneath and pour the glace over them. Allow to dry for at least 12 hours or until dry to the touch.


Keep the surface of the glace' in your mixing bowl covered with plastic wrap in between uses to keep it from drying out.
You may color this icing with gel-based colors or a few drops of liquid food coloring.
If you want to add sprinkles or sanding sugar, make sure you do this while they are still wet.
I usually allow my cookies to dry overnight, but this may vary depending on the humidity in your kitchen or studio.
Keyword Cookie icing, Glace Icing, Petit four icing
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