Monday, February 4, 2013

sugar cookie glaze

On Friday my kids went to town decorating Valentine sugar cookies.   They cut out giant hearts, teeny tiny hearts, cut out the word "LOVE", etc.  I made two icings for them to use, a soft buttercream and this glaze.  My oldest loved the glaze and that's the icing she used for every cookie she decorated- here is one of her glazed cookies.  The glaze is really tasty with a hint of almond (I'm a huge fan of almond flavoring) and dries smooth and pretty.

sugar cookie glaze (adapted from allrecipes)
2 cups confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons milk (to begin with- you'll need more!)
4 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (lemon extract would be a good choice too!)
food coloring

In a bowl, stir together confections' sugar and milk until smooth.  Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy.  If icing is too thick, add more milk.  Add food coloring to desired intensity.  Dip cookies or paint them with a paintbrush.

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