Soft Glazed Gingerbread - Instructions Continued
rack for about 10 minutes. Then, while the cookies are still warm, using even strokes,
brush a light coat of glaze on the top of each cookie, evenly covering it. Let the
cookies cool completely.
When the glaze dries, it should leave a shiny, opaque finish. If you have used a
patterned pin to make a single large plaque, cut into the desired sizes with a small,
very sharp knife. At the bakery, we cut them into 3" x 4" rectangles, but 1 1/2" x 4"
makes a nice smaller size.
The cookies will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for about 2 weeks. They
do not freeze well, however, as the glaze becomes watery when they are thawed. Makes
12 to 20 cookies, depending on size of cutters.