Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Icing

Buttery Cut-out Sugar Cookies With Icing Recipe

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Roberta Isaacson


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

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35 - 40
2 Hr
5 Min


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


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

How to Make Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Icing


  • 1For 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Set 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.
  • 4Cut 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.
  • 5For 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.
  • 6Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colors. Add the food coloring until desired intensity is achieved.
  • 7Pain 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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About Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Icing

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American