Sugar Cookie (I am Baker)
- Amanda's Amazing Sugar Cookies II
- 1-1/2 cup Butter (I Use Unsalted)
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 whole Eggs
- 2 whole Eggs Yolks
- 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
- 4 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined.
Add in vanilla and almond extract; mix until combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly (about a cup at a time) add flour to butter mixture and combine. You can use a mixer or not, just depends on how strong you are.
I usually just mix ingredients until they are combined, as I have heard that if you over-mix this dough it will get tough.
Put dough in some Saran wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.
Amanda's Awesome Icing
1 cup Confectioners Sugar (powder Sugar)
1 Tablespoon Milk
1 drop Lemon Juice (fresh Or Processed)-this is optional
1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
*Also optional is any additional flavorings… peppermint, strawberry, vanilla, almond extract just to name a few!
Combine powder sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice in a bowl. The consistency should be very think and hard to stir. Now read the following directions to make your icing perfect for decorating cookies! See iambaker.net/christmas-cookies for tutorials.