Make this amazing Cream Cheese Glaze for Cookies instead of royal icing! Easy to prepare, perfect for holiday cookies that are simply beautiful!
I am at it again, attempting to perfect royal icing cookies. This time I tried a new recipe that has cream cheese in it and it is much tastier than the original recipe I was using in my first few attempts. I also found a great tutorial on How to Marble Royal Icing by Sweetopia.
I used my normal cookie recipe to make these cream cheese glaze cookies and made about 18, 3-inch cookies from one batch. I used a wooden skewer to drag the icing. This method can be utilized for any holiday or special occasion, just remember to practice practice practice!
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- 1 batch of cookies cut and baked to desired shape
- 2 OZ cream cheese
- 2 T corn syrup
- 4 1/2 c powdered sugar
- 1 T vanilla bean or vanilla extract
- 3/4 C milk
- Gel food coloring
- Cream the cream cheese, corn syrup and vanilla together.
- Slowly add 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar, or a little more, and then add the milk a little at a time until it is the right consistency (this should be a little bit thicker than pancake batter to use Sweetopia's method. You may not need to use all the milk or you may need more. Aim for thicker than necessary, so you can color it and then thin it with a little more milk if necessary.
- Let cookies dry until set (8-12 hours depending on humidity).