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Sugar Cookie Cut Outs

Author Leigh Anne Wilkes

Ingredients

  • 1 C butter
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. milk or cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
  • 4 C flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder

Glaze:

  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk or whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Syrup
  • few drops of flavoring of your choice I like almond

Butter Frosting:

  • 3 Tbsp soft butter
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cream or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • food coloring of choice

Instructions

  • Beat together butter sugar
  • Add eggs, milk and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy
  • Mix in dry ingredients mix well
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours
  • Roll out on well-floured surface
  • Cut and bake on lightly greased cookie sheet or Silpat
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges
  • Cool and frost

Glaze:

  • Combine powder sugar, corn syrup bowl
  • If you are using a liquid food coloring, you will need to use LESS milk
  • If you are using a gel food coloring, your milk quantity can remain the same
  • The corn syrup gives the "shine" to the frosting that you want

Butter Frosting:

  • Cream together until smooth