12/13/08

Sugar Cookie Glaze


It's official, I started the holiday baking. Of course 'start' means I have only made one thing thus far, but I have 'grocery shopping' on my list for later today and I hope to pick up some ingredients so I can truly start in earnest. The cookies I made yesterday are a simple sugar cookie - with sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and flour. Simple and delicious! Not too sweet, they can handle a sweet frosting with no problem. I can't get the image of out my head of how I want them decorated. That is; a bright glaze but not a buttercream frosting. Here is a glaze recipe from Land O' Lakes dairy that I've not tried yet but will be making later this weekend after I buy more powdered sugar.


Makes about 1 & 1/3 cups

2 1/2 c powdered sugar

2 T water

1 T Land O Lakes butter, softened

1 T light corn syrup

1/2 t almond extract or vanilla

Food color, if desired

Combine powdered sugar, water, butter, corn syrup and vanilla in small mixer bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary to reach desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

Glaze cooled cookies and let stand until hardened (6 hrs. or overnight).
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