U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink > Recipes
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 12-15-2016, 01:13 PM
Location: Middle America
36,489 posts, read 41,670,258 times
Reputation: 50182


I need a recipe for lemon-flavored glaze for sugar cookies that hardens to a stackable, glossy finish. I have a powdered sugar glaze that does just that. But when I add lemon juice or zest to it, the glaze loses the hardening property and stays wet and sticky, which is not what I need.

I don't want anything remotely frosting-like, or sticky to the touch. Must harden to a shiny, dry finish.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-15-2016, 01:38 PM
Location: Kanada 🍁
119,961 posts, read 14,232,679 times
Reputation: 58276
I use often lemon icing using this guideline

100 g /1 cup sifted icing sugar
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
only if too thick or dry add (1 tbsp hot water)

and mix it well with a hand mixer til smooth

I never had a problem


I also do this with my Baseler Leckerli at Christmas time


Last edited by Almrausch; 12-15-2016 at 01:48 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2016, 02:15 PM
7,698 posts, read 8,125,625 times
Reputation: 15088
My mother used to use icing sugar with lemon juice and nothing else. It was not soft or sticky.

Unfortunately, I don't know the exact ratio.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2016, 06:36 PM
429 posts, read 277,222 times
Reputation: 1178
Confectioners sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice, zest also. Add liquid in very small amounts to sifted sugar. It is supposed to be stiff and hard to stir. Use a bag to pipe icing then allow to cool. Refrigerate for an hour to harden, if needed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink > Recipes
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:15 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top