For over two years I am using painting (with brush) method to glaze my cookies. I am getting faster, and comfortable with this method, but I don't get the "puff" look, that I see on somebody else pictures. Is the flooding method faster? I tried once, and I had the lines visible as I vent back and forward (maybe my RI was not thin enough)??
The trick I use to figure out consistancy is picking up my mixing spoon and letting the frosting drizzle back into the bowl. Then I slowly count. If it disappears into itself by a count of 7-8 then it is thin enough to cover the cookies without lines, yet thick enough not to run all over the place.
until now I was using regular RI to glaze my cookies. I just printed tara1970 cookie icing, and it looks like it might give nice shinny glaze. Have you tried this one? I am only concerned that might take long time to dry (as there is no meringue powder)???
I use the corn syrup recipe. I am by no means an expert. I have only done this 3 times. But I do like the recipe with syrup for it dries firm, but not hard and crunchy like I have seen on other cookies.
do you mean firm, that you could stack cookies on top of each other?? I will try this recipe.
Yes, you can stack cookies and the icing does not smear or mess up. I have covered mine in a plastic cover and tied curly ribbon around them. Also put them in a container, cup, etc, and covered with celophane wrap.