Christmas tree cookies...And polish-glaze recipe..


Today I will share with you a very simple glaze recipe. 
Most of you who have dealt with baking breads, pies and buns, 
certainly used the yolk or just beaten egg for lubrication products 
before you put them in the oven. 
It gave luster and a yammy look to the pastry.





If you decide to make gingerbread for Christmas, this recipe is also useful to you. 
Try it and you'll see how shiny your gingerbread will be! 
For brightness make this glaze colorful - red, green, etc. ..



The recipe is very simple: Beat egg yolks and add a drop of food coloring. 
That's it! 
But, I have some advice for you which I think is very important, 
otherwise your cookies will disappoint you. 

1. Apply the glazing on the cookie with a brush before baking. Only one layer!
 2. Put second thin layer with a brush on hot cookies right after getting them from the oven. 


This glaze dries very fast. I'm starting to draw on it with royal icing after 1-2 hours. 



Very important! 
If you apply many layers of glaze, the surface will just crack and look like broken glass.
 (in the left side of the pic a tree with a few layers, in the right with one layer)

Very often I stop at the first stage, putting only one layer of glaze. 
For example, if it is chocolate cookies and my glaze is dark chocolate color. 


And finally.... 
the polish-glaze has no taste, so it's role is only giving the product a beautiful shine :)






60 comments:

  1. Great tip, thank you, your royal icing piping is amazing, im only just learning and hope to one day be as good as you x

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  2. I love-love-love this idea, Nadia!

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  3. Thank You for sharing....Your Cookies look Absolutely Stunning...!

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  4. These are gorgeous Nadia!! My mind is spinning with all the fabulous ways to use this! thank you!

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  5. Beautiful. Is there any need to worry about salmonella from the raw egg brushed on after the baking?

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    1. I think there is no need to worry..The glaze should be put with very thin layer on a very hot cookies..

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  6. Beautiful! Will definitely give it a try.

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  7. ESTAN BELLISIMAS FELICIDADES Y GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR DTB

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  8. Thanks for sharing these BEAUTIFUL cookies and GREAT tip!! Do you know if pasturized egg whites or Egg Beaters would work for the 2nd application that is not baked? Also, could flavoring be added to glaze?

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  9. Nadia you are unique! thanks it was a bit that I wanted to ask you ... fantastic this method, as I understand it you pass them with the egg white beaten and sore before cooking ..... then as the girl said above, you can add a flavor ..? kisses ..!

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    1. Thank you! Not egg white, only yolk...I think you can add a flavor :)

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  10. OMG! stunning! you're so talented!! just a question, (very personal) is because I don't like the "egg like" smell over the buns or pastry, have you a technical for eliminate this? thank you very much!!

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    1. I don't have a problem like this...You can add a flavor...

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    2. Thanks! I'll do... :-) and Merry Christmas to you!!! kisses!

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  11. Bellissimo, pensavo che si trattasse di gelatina...invece è tuorlo d'uovo colorato! grazie per la condivisione e complimenti per i tuoi lavori sono meravigliosi!!

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  12. Amazing! I'll try that very soon! Does it work with all colours? Are you using gels?

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  13. Do the cookies dry well enough to stack (as with royal icing)?
    These are FANTASTIC. Discovered your blog yesterday, have been amazed looking through all of the delicate lace designs. You are very talented!

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    1. Yes, they do...Thank you for your kind words:)

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    2. Thank you for your quick response. I will be trying these out for cookies destined to be Christmas presents. I don't think I have the patience for the lace as you do, but I may try on one or two "special" cookies for gifts. Merry Christmas! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    3. Thank you for your comment and Merry Christmas!

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  14. Bellissimi, proverò sicuramente a realizzarli, grazie per la condivisione|

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  15. This is a phenomenal idea...it's going to change my cookies forever! It adds the color without hardly anymore calories! Not exactly guilt-free but less anyway.

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Yes, minimum of calories because there is no sugar...Thank you Donna!

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  16. I made 4 cookies from your tutorial, it works and they are so pretty. How do I send you a picture?

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    1. Great! You can send me on my email my_little_bakery@aol.com

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  17. Adorei tudo, bolinhos, vidrado, decor, como eu não a descobri antes. UM MUITO BOM ANO 2013 e continue a maravilhar com suas crações.

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  18. Your style is absolutely exquisite and creative! I'm a Chinese and only started to explore the world of cookie decoration in recent years. Your generous sharing is very inspirational! I am thinking about writing a book about this creative phenomenon and introduce cookie decoration to Chinese audiences, since it is definitely foreign to our culture. Are you living in LA area? I wonder if I could have the opportunity to learn more about your cookie decoration stories? ( I used to be a radio DJ when I was in Taiwan.) Please let me know if you are interested to connect and have further communication?

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Isabella! I live in San Diego....You can write me on my e-mail: my_little_bakery@aol.com

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    2. Do you have a shop or give classes?...I'm in SD

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  19. This is a brilliant idea! I love painting my cookies with just a mixture of water and food coloring but this technique will take my cookies to a whole new level. Thanks for sharing, and your cookies are stunning!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Vanessa! I'm glad you like it!

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  20. Hi Nadia! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial. I used it to make these! http://www.pollymixtures.com/2013/01/26/cos-youre-amazing-just-the-way-you-are/
    So simple, but so effective. Thank you! xxx

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    1. Great job! I love it! Thank you for your comment!

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  21. Dear Nadia, iam pretty new in this cookie thing but i can tell you since i started i cant stop it you may not believe this but i want to thank you because this last Christmas i found on images google the pics of your Christmas tree and i took the idea to make my own cookies however they dont look as nicer as yours but the idea i founded so delicated and pretty that i wanted to try so thats why i wanted to thank you because lots of people like you are an inspiration for the ones who are started learning this great cookie thing.

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    1. Aww, thank you for your comment, Eva! You made my day :)

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  22. Your cookies are absolutely beautiful. Can you teach/explain how to do the gorgeous piping on them as well.

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  23. So much time since you first printed this. It is such a fantastic tip...thank you for sharing this secret. My question - Concerning doing this to gingerbread...should we tint a little brown or just use it clear? I know you went one coat brown on the chocolate cookie but you said do just one coat on the gingerbread...so I'm just wondering if you meant for it to be clear? Thank you and please keep sharing your beautiful talent with us.

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    1. For gingerbread you can use the glaze without any color. Gingerbread cookies will just have shine. I love the bright gingerbread, so I always add a little brown and red colors. You can see here...https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.485977551452561.125371.181323615251291&type=3

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    2. Thank you. Do you mean you mix a little brown and red together or that you do some cookies with brown and some with red? When you do just one coat do you do the one before baking or just one after baking?

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    3. Yes, brown and red together. I usually do this after baking...

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  24. Beautiful cookies! Thank you for your beautiful images!
    Pinned!
    K-

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  25. Cake Expressions, Inc.November 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Your cookies are always beautiful. Thank you for sharing this tip. I will post it to my other decorating friends.

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  26. ¡¡Estoy gratamente sorprendida, eres una gran artista!! ;) FELICIDADES por inspirar a tanta gente.

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  27. ¡¡¡Estoy impresionada por tus obras de Arte en Galletas, eres una Gran Artista!!! Gracias por compartirnos tus Creaciones ;) FELICIDADES

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  28. Cudowne! Z ogromną przyjemnością skuszę się na wypróbowanie Twojej metody zdobienia ciasteczek!

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  29. I am book marking this for later! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  30. Back in the late 60s, my mom had a cookie recipe she got out of the gold medal flour bag. It was called "paint brush cookies". It's a regular sugar cookie recipe, but you use egg yolk to paint outlines and designs on the cookies. I assume it's the same thing. I was a teen at the time and didn't really want a cookie with no frosting, so I skipped the outline with the egg yolk and just made plane powder sugar and water frosting in colors for the Christmas cookies. My brother called them "killer cookies", and to this day, I have made killer cookies every Christmas and are demanded by my relatives. MERRY CHRISTMAS (they aren't as pretty as your cookies ;)

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    1. Thank you for your comment! Merry Christmas!

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  31. Nadia ~ Your craft is stunning! I've never seen such beautiful cookies! Merry Christmas! ~ Sara

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara! Merry Christmas!

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