Bear Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • Cookies:
  • 3 c flour
  • ½ Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ROYAL ICING
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Scant ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg, milk & vanilla.
  3. Add flour & baking powder.
  4. Pat into a disk and roll out to desired thickness.
  5. Use bear cutters to make shapes and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Cut thicker shapes if inserting oven safe cookie sticks.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Icing:
  8. Beat ingredients in a mixer bowl on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes.
  9. If icing is too thick, add more water; if too thin, beat 2 to 3 minutes more.
  10. Add food colorings and pipe the cookies.
  11. To serve: Display pops in a Teddy Graham Box stuffed with styrofoam for the cookie sticks to stand in.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/best-cut-out-cookie-recipe-royal-icing/