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Sugar Cookies, Powdered Sugar Icing

Take a look at this recipe for sugar cookies and powdered sugar icing to share with family and friends this holiday season.

Sugar Cookies are easy to make and always a hit. These cookie recipes can be iced or not iced at all. But decorating them with icing, sprinkles and other edible do-dads is most of the fun if you ask me, which you didn’t but I get to tell you anyway.

Sugar Cookies
ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp soda

prep:
Cream (beat) butter and sugar together until fluffy.

Add egg and blend well.

Add vanilla.

Sift flour, salt and soda together and into butter mixture.

Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

In small portions roll out and cut into shapes.

You can sprinkle these with colored sugar now or decorate with icing after they cool.

Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Allow to cool. 

Decorate with icing, sugar and/or sprinkles.

Powdered Sugar Icing for both cookie recipes
ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • half and half or milk
  • salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla--you may substitute lemon juice for the vanilla if you want lemon flavored cookies.

prep:
Sift powdered sugar and dash of salt together into small bowl.

Stir small amount of half and half into sugar until it’s spreading consistency.

Stir in vanilla. 

Add more sugar or half and half to make it right consistency.

Divide into portions and add food coloring as desired.

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