Kittencal's Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies With Icing That Hardens
August 09, 2011
"This cookie dough is an absolute dream to work with and it rolls out easily and is easy to handle and also the cookies hold their shape when baked. Make as many different colors as desired in separate bowls with the icing, the cookies must be completely cooled before icing, plan ahead the dough must be chilled for at least 2 hours before rolling, since these are topped with icing they are not a sweet cookie if you want a sweeter taste then increase the sugar amount. Baking time does not include 2 hour chilling time."
- Serving Size: 1 (34.6 g)
- Calories 140.8
- Total Fat - 5 g
- Saturated Fat - 3 g
- Cholesterol - 22.8 mg
- Sodium - 94.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 22.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
- Sugars - 15 g
- Protein - 1.5 g
- Calcium - 9.7 mg
- Iron - 0.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
For cookies; in a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
In another bowl combine the flour with 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.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease the cookie sheets use parchment paper only).
On a 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.
For 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.
“Paint” the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip edges of cookies into icing.
Allow to set on waxed paper.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.