Cutout Sugar Cookie & Icing Recipe

Sweeten up your day with these delicious cutout sugar cookies with icing. Perfect for the holidays, special occasions or any day using those random cookie cutouts you've been waiting to use. This recipe is fun to prepare with kiddos!

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Cutout Sugar Cookie & Icing Recipe

Photo by Renna P.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    cookies


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup real butter, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • ½

    teaspoon vanilla

  • ½

    teaspoon almond extract (can omit almond and add 1 teaspoon vanilla)

  • cups all-purpose flour

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon baking powder

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ICING:

  • 2

    cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 1

    or more tablespoon milk

  • 1

    tablespoon light corn syrup

  • ¼

    teaspoon almond extract (can use ½ teaspoon vanilla in place of the almond)

  • Food coloring

Directions

In large bowl with mixer, combine butter and sugar, add eggs and extracts; Beat on high until light and fluffy. In another bowl combine flour, 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. Set oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. On 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. Icing: In a small bowl mix the confectioners sugar with milk (start with 1-2 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. Decorate as desired....you can use small paint brushes, piping bags or dip the cookies in the icing to add detail. Allow to set on waxed paper until icing is set. Icing will harden. Amount of cookies depends on size of cutters you use.


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