Monday, August 19, 2013

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookie and Icing

We love this recipe! It so easy to make and we usually have all the ingredients in the house. This recipe is made for cutting out shapes and decorating. I used this recipe to make a birthday gift to Grandma from my 19 month old, "painted" cookies, check out that post here


For the cookies:  **This recipe makes about 30 cookies. 
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Icing: **If you are using this for "painting cookies, add more milk to make the icing easier for little kids to "paint" their cookies with.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour baking powder and salt. Cover and chill for at least one hour (or overnight). 

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on a floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 

3. Bake 6-8 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating. 

To Make The Icing:
1. Combine all ingredients with fork, until smooth. **To make painting icing, add a tiny bit more milk to make it thinner and easier to "paint" with. 


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