12 DIY OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 10 Sugar Cookies

December 21, 2017

DAY 10: Sugar Cookies

What is Christmas without decorating sugar cookies?! I made a bunch of these for a recital I did and they were a hit! So simple and delicious!

What You Need:
Cookies:
– 1 cup butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 large egg
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 2 3/4 cups of flour
Icing:
– 3 tbsp meringue powder
-1/4 cup water
– 4 cups icing sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar
3. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients
4. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter/sugar and mix until combined
5. Roll out until 1 cm thick
6. Cut into desired shapes and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes
7. While cookies are baking, mix water and meringue powder with a fork in stand mixer until frothy.
8. Add in icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix with paddle attachment for 2 minutes. Add in water to make icing less thick
9. Using a piping bag, ice cookies first by making outline, then flooding the inside with icing

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