Another cookie post.
I am not a big fan of devouring cookies but I love baking them. Well, as long as my family find cookies incredibly good and approve of them, then that’s all that matters!
I wanted to try something where I could play around with the shapes. Sugar cookies are the best ones to do that.
These cookies made me super happy because my boys loved em’ and they were so much fun to make. They can be frosted and decorated in countless ways. This is the only sugar cookie recipe you will ever need. Don’t wait until an occasion to make them. Get to it now. I totally mean it !!
If you want to learn how to outline and fill the cookies, then you should watch this video.
For the cookies you will need:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cup flour
In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and icing sugar on medium speed until smooth.
Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Gradually blend in flour and salt.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for an hour.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 mins and cool completely before icing.
For the royal icing you will need:
- 3 cups icing sugar
- 2 tbsp meringue powder
- 1/4 cup water
Beat all the ingredients on low speed for five to 10 mins, or until icing forms peaks. Keep the icing covered in air tight container to protect it from drying out quickly.
Source: adapted from annieseats