Best-Ever Sugar Cookies
September 13, 2017
- FOR ICING
- Serving Size: 1 (32.9 g)
- Calories 134.1
- Total Fat - 4.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 2.9 g
- Cholesterol - 16 mg
- Sodium - 82.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 22.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
- Sugars - 18.2 g
- Protein - 0.9 g
- Calcium - 7.5 mg
- Iron - 0.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg yolk and extracts.
Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg and gradually add to creamed mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters.
Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
Allow to cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For icing, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and meringue powder; beat on low speed just until combined. Beat on high for 4 minutes or until soft peaks form. Cover icing with damp paper towels or plastic wrap between uses.
Working quickly, spread or pipe icing over cookies; let dry at room temperature for several hours or until firm.
Use small new paintbrushes or toothpicks and food coloring to make designs on the cookies. Let stand until set.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.