Glazed Sugar Cookies – 4 ingredients

Red Blue & White – 4th of July special cookies

Sugar cookies are always special from childhood for everyone. The soft buttery inside and little crunchy on the exterior are the perfect combo of these simple cookies.

This recipe uses simplest of the ingredients right in your pantry and requires no refrigeration. Just mix it, roll it, cut and bake. Its that simple.

What makes them good for any occasion is the simple glaze you can whip up in seconds and dress them per your holiday or occasion or setup. Sugar and Milk/water is all you need.

Make it even more fancy by adding food colors for that paint effect or sprinkles or even draw on top of them with food pens. Some use edible flowers and you can definitely take that route if you can find the good edible flowers without fertilizers.

For the glaze: Once you mix powdered sugar and milk, add tiny tiny drops of food gel and slightly make swirls with tooth pick. Do not mix it completely. This will make the frosting completely different.

I used both red and blue colors to give it double color effect. You can even make a rainbow out of it.

Let’s see how easy to whip them up in minutes!!

Sugar Cookies - 4 ingredients

  • Servings: 2 dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Simple marble glazed sugar cookies you can make for any celebration in a few minutes


  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup crystal sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 oz or 1 stick soft butter
  • For glaze:
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp water / milk / heavy cream / half and half
  • food gel (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line silpat sheets or parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets and keep it ready.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt and flour and mix it till it forms a ball.
  3. Roll the roll between 2 parchment papers, use the cut outs or cut into desired shapes.
  4. Bake for 12 mins until the ends are slightly brown. Cool them completely before frosting.
  5. For glaze: Mix sugar and water. Add food gel tiny tiny drops and slightly make swirls with tooth pick. Do not mix it completely.
  6. Dip the cookies in the glaze, place them on a sheet of parchment paper to remove excess. Let them dry for 2 hours.

  1. Add Vanilla or almond to give that extra flavor to your cookies.
  2. Add sprinkles, nuts, edible flowers to the glazing.
  3. Go really really light on the food gel when mixing. A tiny bit goes a long long way.


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