Frosted Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies (Makes 3 dozen)

What You’ll Need:

-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup butter
-1 egg
-2 ¼ cups flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-3 tablespoons cream

What You’ll Do:

In large bowl, mix sugar and butter with wooden spoon until creamy. Add egg, and mix well. In small bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Gradually add cream and flour mixture to butter mixture, stirring well. If dough seems too sticky, add a tad more flour. Divide dough into two balls. Place dough balls between two sheets of waxed paper. Flatten dough into disks with rolling pin. Chill dough in refrigerator several hours or overnight.

When chilled, remove waxed paper. Sprinkle flour on work surface, rolling pins and dough. Flatten dough with rolling pin, and use cutters to create shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, and decorate with colored crystals. Bake at 350 degrees about 12 to 15 minutes until light, golden brown. Repeat with unused dough scraps. Remove cookies from oven, and cool. Use decorative frosting after cookies have cooled completely.

Colored Frosting

What You’ll Need:

-3 cups confectioner’s sugar
-2 tablespoons milk
-1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-Food coloring or colored crystals

What You’ll Do:

Mix sugar, milk and lemon juice in bowl until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add a little more milk. Separate frosting into several small bowls, and add food coloring a few drops at a time until it reaches the desired shade.

By: Muffy Fenwick 
12/12/2008 12:36:00 PM