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Mulled Wine Glaze

Top your favorite sugar cookies with Mulled Wine Glaze. Not only does the glaze lend mulled wine flavor, you also get a wine tint to the glaze.

This recipe goes with Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Southern Living DECEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/4 cups, enough to glaze 48 cookies


  • 1 cup red wine (such as Merlot)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 (4- x 1/2-inch) orange peel strip
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


Bring wine, brown sugar, orange peel strip, ground allspice, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon to a boil in a saucepan over high heat; boil 7 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Remove from heat, and stir in kosher salt until dissolved. Discard orange peel, and stir in powdered sugar until smooth.


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