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    Sugar Cookie Glaze

    Hi all

    My MIL is out of town for Easter. She always makes a special sugar cookie for holidays and I have the cookie recipe but not the glaze recipe. It is a shiny glaze. The ones I found online have corn syrup in them, but I doubt she uses corn syrup. Any ideas?

    Thanks!!!!
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    I've never made that kind of cookie glaze, but if it's not too much bother, why not really scale down one of the corn syrup recipes and see how it turns out? My mom always had a bottle of corn syrup in the cupboard. She didn't use it often, but when she did, it was for baking.

    Have you looked to see if you can find a Martha Stewart recipe for glaze? Many years ago I remember seeing some sugar cookies that she made and decorated, and they were quite beautiful. Impressively so. But then Martha would never show anything that was just ordinary.

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    I just mix confectioner's sugar with a little milk. Or is this the hard crunchy coating that is made with egg whites?

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    I was curious and looked it up. These are the ingredients for her 'royal icing':

    http://www.marthastewart.com/283929/royal-icing

    powdered sugar, water, and meringue powder (wilton.com) and food color.

    I wonder if raw eggwhite would work. And not add much, if any, water. Just a guess.
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    Hmm. I have no corn syrup on hand. I wonder if I could just improvise the powdered sugar/milk one. Martha's cookies are beautiful as is everything she does! I can get lost in her site for hours.
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    Of course I don't have food coloring either so I could run out and pick some up along with meringue powder or corn syrup.

    Some would be a gift for SIL who is allergic to egg so that is out . . .
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    If she is allergic to egg, wouldn't she also be allergic to meringue powder? I'm pretty sure that's just a dry form of eggwhites.

    I expect no matter what you make, they will taste great. Good hunting.
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    Here is a glaze recipe. It does contain 1 tablespoon of corn syrup, but that is all.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sugar-C...ze/Detail.aspx

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    You can just use powdered sugar and your choice of liquid: water, milk, lemon juice or orange juice, vanilla extract...

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    I think that is what I am going to do, Rosemary, because I remembered that, duh, SIL is also lactose intolerant. So I think I will go with the powdered sugar and veeeery little lemon juice and a few drops of coloring.
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