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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Cookie Time

One of the Holiday traditions at our house is baking our Christmas Cookies ~
For years (actually, for generations) we have used this Butter Cookie Recipe.
It makes THE PERFECT roll out cookie dough. We have made cookies for all kinds of holidays. But . . . this year, I decided to try a new icing.
Thanks to Pinterest, I found this cookie glaze on the King Authur Flour Site

Cookie Glaze
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 Tbs light corn syrup
2 Tbss plus 1 teaspoon milk
Food coloring

Whisk together the sugar, corn syrup and 2 Tablespoons of the milk. The icing should be the consistency of a smooth but runny glaze. If it is to thick, slowly add the last teaspoon of milk. To ice the cookies, hold each one over a bowl of icing, drizzle the cookie allowing the excess glaze to fall back into the bowl.

Place the freshly iced cookies on a rack with waxed paper under for easy clean-up.
The icing will dry into a firm glaze.
They store well in the freezer . . . if they don't all get eaten first.
I miss the creamy vanilla flavor of most icings . . . but there is no doubt that this is easier, and prettier. It might just be a keeper.
What do y'all think?
Happy Holidays~


Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

It's not Christmas without cookies! I'm delivering them to the teachers at school today! (because my boys are too old and "cool" to take them!)

I like your glaze idea.


Can't wait to try these. I used to eat some like this that my mom made...and never knew what she did.

koralee said...

Oh my goodness these look delightful...I want to come over and bake with you! I made gingerbread sticks last night....Christmas baking is so much fun...I have so much more I want to do
Sending you oodles of joy for a very blessed week.

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