Perfect Cookie Icing


My wife’s best friend is preggers and we were thrilled to find out it’s going to be a girl, because that meant we could make use of my pastry skills at a “Sugar and Spice” themed baby shower.  I cooked up Strawberry Rose and Very Vanilla macarons, brownie bites with marshmallow fluff frosting, baby buggy sugar cookies, mini spice cakes with cream cheese frosting, and homemade croissants and marshmallows for the occasion.  I was kicked out of the house before the shower began, but I hear it was a smashing success!  Here’s my recipe for Perfect Cookie icing, adapted from the recipe used by the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Perfect Cookie Icing
Serves 150
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Ingredients
  1. 140g egg whites
  2. 855g powdered sugar
  3. 25g lemon juice
  4. 5g vanilla
  5. 250g corn syrup
  6. 40g oil
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together until they form a thick paste.
  2. Cover icing with plastic wrap pressed directly against the surface.
  3. Allow to rest overnight, then glaze cookies accordingly.
Notes
  1. This works best as a dipping glaze. To pipe, add 150g powdered sugar.
Adapted from Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
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About Joe the Baker

Joe the Baker is a classically-trained pastry chef who specializes in French macarons and viennoiserie. He currently sells his delicious confections online, at the Coppell Farmers Market, and at DFW-area gourmet grocers.

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