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Sugar Cookies with Icing

Buttery and tender vanilla cut-out sugar cookies with the perfect icing that not only dries hard and glossy but actually tastes good! No chilling required!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 3 dozen

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg plus one yolk
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Flour
  • ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • Powdered sugar or flour for rolling

Icing:

  • 2 T. Whole milk
  • 2 T. Corn syrup
  • 3 cups Powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract

Instructions

Cookies:

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  3. Sift or whisk remaining ingredients then stir into creamed butter mixture.
  4. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  5. Roll out to about ¼ inch thickness and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
  6. Arrange on parchment lined cookie sheets at least 1” apart.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the top looks dry and the cookie has risen slightly in the middle.

  8. Cool on racks until room temperature before icing.

Icing:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Icing will be thick. Color as desired.

  2. Spread gently over cooled cookies and allow a couple hours to set and harden.

Recipe Notes

Slice and Bake Option

Roll into a log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375*F. Slice into circles about ¼” thick and arrange on a parchment lined cookie sheet 1” apart. Bake for about 6-8 minutes. Proceed with cooling and icing.