Sugar Glaze Turns Cloudy - What Is Wrong?

Baking By tinmachine Updated 23 Dec 2010 , 1:33am by -K8memphis

tinmachine Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 1:27am
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I've been using the same cookie and icing recipes for years, but in recent batches the sugar glaze gets cloudy when it hardens on the cookie. So instead of a bold solid color I get a covering that looks almost paisley. Cool but not desired.

I spread the icing on parchment and let it dry, and it didn't turn cloudy. Any idea what causes it? What would react with the cookies? Any help is appreciated.

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 1:33am
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Check the cornstarch level in your powdered sugar. It can range and it won't show on parchment.

But if it's paisley-ish it might be a reaction with salt if you have salt in there.

What's the recipe?

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