This is a great glaze for your cookies.
It dries shiny and hard so it’s great for decorating after it sets up. And it does set up pretty fast.
It is not completely opaque so is really great for food coloring additions.
2-1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon milk
20-25 drops food coloring-optional
Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.
The glaze should be somewhat thick, but spreadable.
To make sure it is the right thickness, do a test cookie.
Spread it over the cookie and let it set for about 30 seconds to a minute. The glaze should settle smoothly over the cookie.
If it is too thick to smooth out, add a tiny bit of milk, about a teaspoon and stir that in and test it again.
When you have the right consistency, glaze all your cookies.
They will harden up in only a few minutes.
Decorate as you like.
This will make about 2/3 cup and will frost about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.
Double the batch for large cookies or for a lot of them.