CookieCrazieBasics

CookieCrazie Glaze Icing Recipe (Vegan)

The key to any cookie's success is it's taste and texture.
Glaze icing is the CookieCrazie icing of choice because of it's fabulous taste and softer texture!

Unlike other decorating icings, it's taste is sweet with no after taste. The texture does not dry rock hard and chalky......but keeps a lighter, softer consistency. Because it dries slower, it gives extra time for decorating, less problems with clogging tips.....and even has an added benefit of being able to create texture on it's surface while it is partially dry. Air bubbles are not a major problem with glaze. And it leaves a shinier finish upon drying compared to other icings.

One of biggest advantages of glaze is it's simple list of ingredients that do NOT include eggs, thus making it vegan. It's pretty incredible that you can take three basic ingredients (powdered sugar, corn syrup, and water) to make an icing that can decorate with the best of them!

CookieCrazie Glaze Icing (Vegan)

1 lb (3-3/4 cups) powdered sugar

1/4 cup corn syrup

approx 1/4 cup water

few drops Americolor Bright White Gel

Mix all ingredients together on lowest mixer setting. Mix well for at least one minute.

Notes:

  • This recipe covers approximately 20 medium cookies.
  • Flavorings can be added before mixing up the glaze. I use 1/4 tsp almond extract and 1/8 tsp butter flavoring for this recipe, but it is totally a personal preference.
  • Add Americolor Bright White Gel to the entire batch of glaze to avoid translucency. 
  • Keep the mixer on the low setting to prevent excessive bubbles.
  • With no perishable ingredients, glaze can be kept 1-2 weeks at room temperature.
 

 

For tips on coloring glaze, go HERE.

 


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Make them BOLD with Red and Gold Cookie Collection

Every once in a while, I just pick a few basic colors and then create a ton of different random shapes using as many techniques as possible. It allows my creativity to blossom and it produces some pretty strange combinations. But it is pure fun to pull it all together.

Here's my BOLD with Red & Gold cookie collection......in all it's boldness. ❤️

 
 
 


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Baking Cookies Decorated Cookie Collection

Baking is a true passion of mine.
I've made baked goods all my life.....and my adult kids request certain favorites even now.
I no longer eat grain-based desserts.....but I sure love to pour my heart into making them for others.

This collection of cookies was created to reflect all the joy that comes from taking single ingredients and making something that brings joy and a smile to the recipient. :)

Check out all the CookieCrazie Recipes and Basics HERE.

 


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CookieCrazieBasics: Sugar Cookie Recipe

It all starts with a good sugar cookie recipe.

And if the basic cookie is not delicious, it doesn't really matter what it looks like.

I've been using the following recipe for many years. I think it's "secret ingredient" is the sour cream. It holds its shape perfectly and tastes the best of all I've had.

CookieCrazie Sugar Cookies

1 cup (227 grams) butter, softened (2 sticks)

1 1/2 cups (300 grams) sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup (125 grams) sour cream

4 & 3/4 cups (600 grams) flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla, & sour cream. Blend in dry ingredients.
No refrigeration of dough is necessary.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough to desired thickness. Cut into shapes.
Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake approx 20 minutes.

Yield: 20-25 medium cookies
 


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CookieCrazieBasics: Decorate With Glaze - Outline & Flood

FINALLY it's time to DECORATE!

The most basic part of decorating sugar cookies is the base coat.

It is just a matter of outlining the shape and then adding the icing to cover everything within the outline (flood).

In the photos above, I used my typical sized tips for outline and flood.

I generally outline with a #2 round tip and then flood with a #4 round tip.

However....there are times when it is best to outline with a #1.5 tip in order to achieve a more precise form.

Here's a video to give you a visual for outlining, flooding, and doing some simple wet-on-wet techniques.

 

To learn how to layer details on the cookie once the outline and flood are in place, go to
Decorating With Glaze - Layering Details

For the CookieCrazie glaze recipe and lots of tips about it, go HERE
For coloring glaze icing, go HERE
For bagging glaze icing, go HERE

Happy Decorating!



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