In a standing mixer cream butter, sugar, salt and baking powder until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg beat well until blended. Add half the flour and cream mix in, then the rest of the cream and flour, mix until well incorporated.
Divide into 2 round disk wrap and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350. Roll cookies out on a floured surface. Bake cookies on a parchment paper lined baking dish. I roll the cookies rather thick I like them about 1/8 inch thick.
I bake the cookies for 10-14 minutes. Let cookies cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
2 1/4 cups confection sugar ~ sifted
2 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoon whole milk
food color ~ I use powder or gel
In a large flat bowl mix until all the lumps are gone and well mixed. I let this sit a while to let the bubbles work their way to the top other wise you tend to get lots of bubbles in your icing later. Like 10 minutes. Make sure your bowl is large enough to dip your cookie in.
Dip cookie, let it drain, letting excess drip into icing bowl. I then place on a rack on a cookie sheet to cut down on the mess. I let these dry for at least one day other wise they will stick to one another.
I make my own little bows out of a cute ribbon ~ this time checked ~ pink, blue and orange. I make a head of time so they are ready to stick on.I place any bows ~ candies on while they are just iced so they stick and stay on. These cookies bag well and look great for party favors.