buttery cut-out sugar cookies with icing

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By Roberta Isaacson
from highland park, IL

These cookies are very buttery. The dough is very easy to work with - rolls out easily and is easy to handle.

serves 35 - 40
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For buttery cut-out sugar cookies with icing

  • cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar(must be sifted)
  • 1 tablespoon milk(adding more if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • food coloring
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How To Make buttery cut-out sugar cookies with icing

  • 1
    For cookies, in a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    In another bowl combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt, gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • 3
    Set oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • 4
    Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 4 - 6 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.
  • 5
    For the frosting in a small bowl mix the confectioners sugar with milk(start with 1 - 2 tablespoons) you will most likely need more milk. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick add a small amount more of corn syrup.
  • 6
    Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colors. Add the food coloring until desired intensity is achieved.
  • 7
    Pain the icing over the cookies using a brush or dip the edges of cookies into the icing. Allow to set on wax paper.

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