There is one cookie recipe that I’ve done every year for as far back as I can remember - Christmas, Easter or the occasional just because I am awesome and someone is begging for them. They are my famous (or soon-to-be-famous) icing sugar cookies. These babies are light, sweet and the almond flavor makes them addicting (Mmm almond). My mom loves these. I took a few to her house only to have my super cute niece and nephew eat almost all of them.
|He actually helped too.|
¾ cup butter flavor Crisco2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons almond extract
Cream first three ingredients, sift all dry ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for one hour. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough and cut into shapes of your choosing. Bake for about eight minutes, till the edges are lightly golden. Cool completely.
1 cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
About 1 tablespoon water (you want consistency to flow minimally)
Food coloring, if desired
Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in water until smooth and of spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring.
I use a sealable plastic bag to pipe and decorate my cookies. This girl isn’t that fancy.