Celebrate any occasion with decorated sugar cookies. They are cute, festive, personal and yes, a labor of love :heart: ! Below, is my recipe for the best tasting sugar cookies and the easiest icing. Use a pastry bag to pipe on the icing. You want a thick consistency for the perimeter of the cookie and thinner for the middles, known as flooding. Most importantly, have fun! These are a to of fun to create and personalize for your loved ones.
Decorated Sugar Cookies….Ingredients:
3 c flour
1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
2 Tablespoons milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
ELECTRIC MIX BUTTER & SUGAR. ADD EGG, MILK, VANILLA. ADD FLOUR & BAKING POWDER. PAT INTO DISK. CHILL 1 HOUR. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350. ROLL DOUGH ON FLOURED BOARD TO DESIRED THICKNESS. I MAKE THEM THICKER IF CREATING COOKIE POPS. CUT SHAPES AND INSERT OVEN SAFE COOKIE POP STICKS. BAKE 12-15 MINUTES DEPENDING ON SIZE OF COOKIE. IF SMALLER, CHECK THEM EARLIER. LET COOL ON SHEETS.
- 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
- 3 tablespoons meringue powder
- Scant 1/2 cup water
- Beat ingredients in a mixer bowl on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add more water; if too thin, beat 2 to 3 minutes more. Add coloring.
- Pipe icing onto cookies and add edible glitter if desired.