Butter Cookies & Royal Icing
 
Ingredients
  • 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. ELECTRIC MIX BUTTER & SUGAR. ADD EGG, MILK, VANILLA.
  2. ADD FLOUR & BAKING POWDER.
  3. PAT INTO DISK. CAN BE CHILLED AT THIS POINT BUT DOES NOT NEED TO BE!!!!
  4. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350.
  5. ROLL DOUGH ON FLOURED BOARD TO DESIRED THICKNESS.
  6. CUT SHAPES AND BAKE 12-15 MINUTES DEPENDING ON SIZE OF COOKIE.
  7. IF SMALLER, CHECK THEM EARLIER. LET COOL ON SHEETS.
  8. Royal Icing:
  9. Beat ingredients in a mixer bowl on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes.
  10. If icing is too thick, add more water; if too thin, beat 2 to 3 minutes more. Add coloring.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/butter-cookies-royal-icing/