Sugar Cookies with Icing Decor

Updated: Jun 10














Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients:


For the cookies:

Butter, softened 1 ½ cups

Sugar 2 cups

Eggs 4

Vanilla 1 tsp

A/P flour 5 cups

Baking powder 2 tsp

Salt 1 tsp



Method of prep:

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.


In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture until fully incorporated. Form into a disk, cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough to ¼ to ½ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Place cookies at least 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool completely and decorate with frosting.


For the icing:

Yield 15 oz

Meringue powder or powdered egg whites 2 oz

Warm water 1 tsp

Powdered sugar, sifted 12 oz

Method of prep:

In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment or hand mixer, add meringue powder and warm water. Beat until soft peaks form. Slowly add sifted powdered sugar to the foam and beat until a paste forms. Adjust thickness as necessary, add flavor such as almond or lemon if desired.

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