I am newbie, new to cookies, On many of your wonderful professional looking cookies - your RI seems wonderfully shiny, mine comes out flat. I used Antonia74's recipe as you all do, which is great. Is there a SHINE secret? it is not that your photos are taken with wet cookies & not the plastic bags but a beautiful shine - I want it and how please to I achieve that ? Thank you for your help.
Add a tablespoon of White corn syrup to your Royal Icing recipe.
You can also just use a hair dryer or fan on them.
After flooding with royal icing, I put my cookies in a barely warm oven with the door slightly ajar for about 15 minutes. Or I put them under a heating lamp till they get that glossy finish.
Put more meringue powder in it. Ever notice how lemon meringue pie has that glossy look? It's the meringue.
I think I have read or heard somewhere, dont quote me on this and please correct me if I am wrong, but if you paint a thin coat of glycerin (sp) over your final dry royal accents and that should give them a nice sheen.