Apr 2, 2009

Rolled Sugar Cookies

1.5 c butter, softened
2 c sugar
5 c all-purpose flour
2 t baking powder
4 eggs
1 t salt
1 t vanilla

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover & chill dough at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400F. Roll out dough on a floured surface1/4" - 1/2" thick. Cut into shades with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 6-8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

1 c powdered sugar
2 t milk
2 t light corn syrup
1/4 t almond extract
food coloring

In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
Divide into separate bowls and add food coloring if desired. Dip cookies or ice with a knife.