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« on: November 27, 2008 07:31:11 PM »



I made some shiny happy sugar cookies for a friend's store's holiday open house. I love how they turned out - just as I planned, although the swirls on the snowflakes were a lot more difficult than I thought they would be.

Oh, and they tasted great, too. Smiley

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Hockamama, the icing is so simple. I love it. Plus it has that glossy effect which is great. Combine four teaspoons milk with one cup powdered sugar, stirring until combined (will be thick). Add one tablespoon corn syrup. Add one tablespoon vanilla (or whatever flavor your prefer - you can do almond, lemon, peppermint, etc.). If you want white icing, either use clear extract or set aside a portion of the icing before you add the extract, as it tints the icing which doesn't matter if you're making colors but will make the white less bright.

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2008 07:37:10 PM »

These are really well done! Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2008 07:42:01 PM »

The snowflake looks beautiful!!! Awesome job on the frosting! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2008 07:55:47 PM »

those are gorgeous! what kind of frosting/icing did you use?  I need to make some cookies, and I'm having trouble settling on icing.  I like the way yours turned out.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2008 08:11:14 PM »

Those are amazing! They're almost too pretty to eat.
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008 08:13:32 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

Hockamama, the icing is so simple. I love it. Plus it has that glossy effect which is great. Combine four teaspoons milk with one cup powdered sugar, stirring until combined (will be thick). Add one tablespoon corn syrup. Add one tablespoon vanilla (or whatever flavor your prefer - you can do almond, lemon, peppermint, etc.). If you want white icing, either use clear extract or set aside a portion of the icing before you add the extract, as it tints the icing which doesn't matter if you're making colors but will make the white less bright.

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008 08:18:37 PM »

Great cookies!  They look yummy.

Thanks for posting the recipe.  I might try this.
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008 08:38:17 PM »

Those are so pretty! I will have to try that icing!
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2008 12:40:52 AM »

Wow!  From the thumbnail, I thought these were pretty, shiny ornaments.  They almost look too good to eat... almost!
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008 05:48:34 AM »

YUM!
looks awesome!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008 07:55:50 AM »

I have clear vanilla extract that I always use in my recipes where there is a chance that discolouration might occur.

But I have a question about the corn syrup. Did you use the light/white corn syrup or the regular darker variety?Huh? I have never used the corn syrup in my icing but recently read a recipe for it and after seeing your glossy icing, I definitely want to use it!
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2008 12:45:09 PM »

k8tbaby, I used the light corn syrup. I imagine the dark would really discolor the icing. Sorry I didn't get back to you about this sooner!
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2008 08:16:44 PM »

Thanks... after looking at the corn syrup I had, i definitely decided I had to use the light one. I just haven't had time to go to the store to get some. I have the cookies in the freezer waiting to be iced!
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2008 10:31:22 AM »

i love the way the snowflake icing turned out!
does the icing harden?? im making cookies to put in tins for gifts and dont want it all runny.
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008 01:47:29 PM »

oh wow those are beautiful!   Shocked  i can't ever get my icing to be that pretty!  i am going to try your icing recipe!
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008 02:31:11 PM »

Sorry if this sounds dumb, but I am soo new to anything baking. When you say milk. Condensed milk? Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2008 09:23:06 AM »

The icing worked out great.  Thank you very much for posting.  And btw your cookies look amazing.
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