Easy Sugar Cookie Cut Outs
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 12 cookies
Buttery vanilla sugar cookies with a hint of almond.
  • 1 and ½ sticks of room temp salted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of water
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ tbsp of almond extract
  • 2½ cups of flour
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • For the icing:
  • ¼ cup of light corn syrup
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp of almond extract
  • 1 tbsp of whipping cream
  1. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg.
  3. Beat until incorporated and very fluffy.
  4. Add the extracts and water.
  5. Mix in the flour and baking powder at a low setting.
  6. Flour your hands and shape the dough into a ball.
  7. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick.
  8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set the butter.
  9. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  10. Use different cookie cutters to cut out the dough.
  11. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon sheet.
  12. Lay out the cookie cut outs and refrigerate again for 15 minutes.
  13. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  14. The edges should just barely start to turn golden.
  15. Let rest on the baking sheet until cool.
  16. For the icing:
  17. Mix together all the ingredients.
  18. Icing should be thick, but easy to spread.
  19. Use food coloring if desired.
  20. Decorate with sprinkles!
  21. Let sit on the counter for an hour to set the icing.
Recipe by Kellie Rice Cakes at http://kelliericecakes.com/easy-sugar-cookie-cut-outs/