Kittencal's Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies & Icing

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Kittencal's Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies & Icing

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This may be the last sugar cookie recipe you'll ever need! The cookies hold their shape when baked and have a perfect flavor and texture.

  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Cook Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

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  • COOKIES:

  • 1

    cup butter, softened (no substitutes)

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • ½

    teaspoon vanilla

  • ½

    teaspoon almond extract

  • cups all-purpose flour

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon baking powder

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • FROSTING:

  • 2

    cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 1

    tablespoon milk plus more as needed

  • 1

    tablespoon light corn syrup

  • ¼

    teaspoon almond extract

  • Food coloring (use your choice of colors)

Directions

COOKIES: In a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. In another bowl combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets use parchment paper only). On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 4-6 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing. FROSTING: In a small bowl mix the confectioners sugar with milk (start with 1 to 2 tablespoons, you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency). Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy (if the icing is too thick add in a small amount more of corn syrup). Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colors. Add in food coloring until desired intensity is achieved. Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip edges of cookies into icing. Allow to set on waxed paper.


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