Sugar Cookie Cut Outs

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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
  • 1½ C powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cream or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • food coloring of choice
Instructions
  1. Beat together butter sugar
  2. Add eggs, milk and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy
  3. Mix in dry ingredients mix well
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours
  5. Roll out on well-floured surface
  6. Cut and bake on lightly greased cookie sheet or Silpat
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges
  8. Cool and frost
Glaze:
  1. Combine powder sugar, corn syrup bowl
  2. If you are using a liquid food coloring, you will need to use LESS milk
  3. If you are using a gel food coloring, your milk quantity can remain the same
  4. The corn syrup gives the “shine” to the frosting that you want
Butter Frosting:
  1. Cream together until smooth

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