Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sugar Cookies & Icing

*Plan ahead... need to chill

1 1/2 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp. vanilla
5 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt

1 c. confectioners sugar
2 tsp. milk
2 tsp. corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
assorted food coloring 

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

When the dough is chilled, roll 1/4" thick, cut (in whatever shape you want), and bake for 7 minutes.

To make the icing: In a small bowl, combine sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in the corn syrup and vanilla until icing is smooth and glossy. If it's too thick, add a bit more corn syrup.

Divide into 2 or 3 separate small bowls, and add the food colorings until it's the color you want. Brush the icing onto the cookies using a pastry brush or just use a butter knife. Eat and enjoy!

If you'd like to ice these cookies with buttercream icing instead, here is a link to my recipe: http://trinitywolf3.blogspot.com/2013/02/buttercream-icing.html

Sugar Cookie recipe courtesy of Jill Johnson

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