Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing
    Servings Prep Time
    2dozen 10minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    6minutes 2minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    2dozen 10minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    6minutes 2minutes
    Ingredients
    Cookies
    • 1cup butterunsalted
    • 1cup white sugar
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2tsp almond extractoptional
    • 1 egg
    • 2tsp baking powder
    • 3cups all-purpose flour
    Icing
    • 8cups powdered sugar
    • 4 egg whites
    • 2tbs water
    • 2tbs lemon juice(Can use 2 tsp lemon extract instead)
    Instructions
    Cookies
    1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. Cream butter and sugar together in a mixer for 3 minutes or until smooth.
    3. beat in egg and extracts.
    4. Take a separate bowl and combine flour with baking powder then add a bit at a time to the wet ingredients.
    5. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer place on counter, wet hands and finish reading dough by hand.
    6. Do not chill dough.
    7. Divide the dough up into smaller batches easier to work with.
    8. Roll onto floured surfaced cut.
    9. Cookies should be 1/4 inch thick.
    10. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.
    11. Let cool on cookie sheet until firm.
    Icing
    1. Whisk egg whites and lemon juice in an electric mixer at high speed about 2 minutes.
    2. Add powdered sugar and mix well.
    3. Add water.
    4. Mix on high for 4 minutes until very white and fluffy.
    5. Add more water if needed to make desired consistency.
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