The next set of cookies I made (well, WE made) were these Christmas cookies. My mom, my sister and I made these. This is my mom's cookie recipe that is SO GOOD... but it's a little poofy, so I think I am going to try to tweak it to see if I can maintain the taste but get it to not spread so much.
Corn Syrup Glaze
I got on the forum at cookiedecorator.com and asked for advice about my too-hard cookies. They suggested I try corn syrup glaze, which is what my mom had been using. So I did and I fell in love. I use this recipe from Cookie Crazie, only I flavor mine with Creme Bouquet, which is a combination of vanilla, lemon and who knows what else, it's really yummy. I buy it at Cake Crafts in Denver.
For my first glaze cookies, I decided to try camouflage. I think I was still using a bottle at this point, so I had to make the icing pretty thin in order for it to come out easily. Which is fine if you're making random blobs, but later I found out that if you want some control over it, you need to make it a bit thicker. Check out this post by Sweet Sugar Belle for complete instructions on making these camo cookies.