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post #31 of 58
I just had to add that I, too, LOVE this recipe!
post #32 of 58
I have a question....

How do you get a glossy look with royal icing?

I've seen cookies in books, shiny and pretty. Then when I make them they are a dull/matte finish.
post #33 of 58
its by adding corn syrup instead of water...looks great, takes a long time to dry
post #34 of 58
THANKS!!!
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by butrcup

Can anyone tell me if I made the no fail sugar cookie recipe Wed night and have it in the fridge wrapped in wax paper and then cling wrap, is it still good? I didn't have time to make the cookies but do tomorrow and don't want to start over if I don't have to....thanks



As long as you add them sealed from the air in the fridge there is no problem! I have kepts dough in the fridge for this long before and had no problem. Just make sure to let it sit out a little longer and warm up because it is colder than if you let it sit in the fridge for only an hour or two. Goodluck!

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post #36 of 58
Just a tip for everyone...keep your extra cookie dough in the freezer rather than the fridge. The sugar in dough turns to moisture in the fridge, but the freezer doesn't cause this to happen. You'll get a better cookie in the end.

To thaw, just bring it out and let it sit on the counter for an hour or two. I like to cut it into small squares and toss it in the KitchenAid too. Give it a quick few seconds in the mixer with the paddle attachment before you re-roll it again thumbs_up.gif .
post #37 of 58
Thanks for that tip Antonia, I didn't realize that would happen with the sugar.

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post #38 of 58
Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and stumbled upon the cookie gallery. Now you all have inspired me to try my hand at it but I'm having trouble sifting thru all the cake post to find post on cookie info. I went out and bought a few really cute molds (can't wait to try the wedding cake cutter out!!). I have a few questions about icing..don't know who Toba is but I have seen mention of her recipes a couple of times. Her icing recipe..does it call for 1 or 2 pounds of powdered sugar? One recipe says 1 pound while the other recipe say 1 bag ( I thought a bag of powder sugar was 2 lbs) Which one is correct?
Heres what I have ~
1 pound powder sugar
3/8 c. milk
3/8 c. light corn syrup
1 tsp extract

or

1 bag powder sugar
3/8 c. milk
3/8 c. light corn syrup
extract to taste

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post #39 of 58
Hi Texastwinkie!!

My recipe calls for 1 lb. I believe that I would start with just 1 lb., which is approx. 4 cups. If it's too thin just keep adding powdered sugar until it gets to the right consistency.

Good Luck!
post #40 of 58
And....

my recipe yields 2 cups of icing. Maybe that will be of some help too.
post #41 of 58
Thank you! I'm a novice so I'm sure I'll be asking all kinds of questions.
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post #42 of 58
I just made about 100 dog bone shaped cookies for my moms Doggy Daycare Business and let me tell you it took me like 5 hours to do them. I used a recipe that someone posted on here that was awesome. I lined the cookies...let it dry, and then thinned the frosting with about 1/4 tsp. of water to thin it up...then filled in and used a wooden skewer to fill it in to the edges. They looked awesome, and my mom called and said they tasted good too!

ICING RECIPE:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon corn syrup

to thin...add 1/4 tsp water

**I suggest mixing it with a spoon and make sure you try to eliminate the air bubbles. Good luck! Thanks for the help with my cookies ladies!!! I LOVE THIS SITE!
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post #43 of 58
Oh, you can add flavoring or color to preference. I used 1/4 tsp. of Almond Extract.
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post #44 of 58
farney0125....
Did your icing have a shiny or matte finish after they dried?
post #45 of 58
I need a cookie mentor icon_biggrin.gif ! I hate to keep asking such basic questions but I want to get my ducks all in a row before I get started with my cookies this weekend. I understand the outlining part and filling the design in but when you add extra color or design do you wait until the icing has dried to apply it? Some of the cookies look like the icing sinks in to give it a smooth appearance while other cookies look like some of the details just sit on top. Example: lets say I do a Christmas stocking and want to add stripes or dots ...would I outline, fill in, let it dry and then stripe or dot it? Also when you mention adding corn syrup to an icing recipe to get a glossy look do you replace the entire water amount with corn syrup or just part of it?I have ordered cookie cutters, decorating bottles..I'm so excited!!!! Lets just hope I don't get discouraged this weekend!

Antonia, can I add corn syrup to your recipe instead or water? Where can I access you step by step tutorial?
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