Whip up a batch of colorful iced sugar cookies in no time with this doughnut sugar cookie tutorial! It's so easy to make these colorful cookies - even if you've never decorated a sugar cookie before.
In a bowl, stir together the sugar, corn syrup or honey, vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of the milk until smooth. Use a fork or small wire whisk.
If the glaze is too thick, add more milk 1/2 teaspoon at a time. You'll know it's the right consistency when you can dip a cookie into it (don't forget to gently shake off the excess glaze), set the cookie aside for 30 seconds or so, and any lumps smooth out, leaving just a nice glaze coating. Start with a glaze that looks slightly too thick since it's easier to add more liquid than sift more sugar.
Eat the test cookie(s). (Optional)
Color the glaze with gel food color, and be sure to allow several hours for the glaze to set before handling the cookies. Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator up to a week.