Fast and Easy White Vanilla Cookie Glaze Recipe

Vanilla Cookie Glaze on a pastry

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup (24 servings)

This vanilla glaze recipe is a fast and easy white cookie frosting. Almost any cookie, cupcake, or brownie recipe gets a taste boost when you put this vanilla glaze on top.

When you're eating desserts, you might be ignoring calories, but it's good to know how much it is. Spreading on an ounce of vanilla glaze adds about 120 calories and 24 grams of carbohydrate. Yes, you read that right. There's no way to measure vanilla glaze by serving size since that varies greatly. Nutrition charts call about a third of an ounce a serving, which would mean about 40 calories and 8 carb grams— if you keep it to just one tiny serving (not likely for most people). 


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Vanilla Cookie Glaze ingredients
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  2. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in small bowl.

    Vanilla Cookie Glaze ingredients combined
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  3. Mix well until the glaze is a smooth consistency.

    Vanilla Cookie Glaze ingredients smoothly mixed
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  4. Enjoy using with any one of the below suggestions.

Uses for Vanilla Glaze

Besides the obvious cookies and cupcakes, vanilla glaze glams up a whole range of foods. Use it for the following to up the fun and yum factor:

  • Use on rims of Champagne glasses
  • Tuck some inside strawberries
  • Make a sweet dip of glaze, bananas, chocolate chips and coconut
  • Spread on large hard or soft pretzels and cover with nuts
  • Spread on raisin-cinnamon bread for a sweet breakfast
  • Spread on store-bought plain doughnuts
  • Drizzle over waffles
  • Make an iced pumpkin bread
  • Make iced scones