Tuesday, October 19, 2010
First Attempt with Royal Icing-Halloween Sugar Cookies!
The icing was a little runny so I added more powdered sugar then was called for. I put half of each bowl of icing into zip top bags and piped it onto the cookies. I had so much fun doing it and the results were awesome! The icing hardened and looked great on the cookies. I hope my cousins enjoy the cookies as much as I enjoyed making them.
Simple Sugar Cookies
2 ½ c. flour
¼ t. salt
¾ c. butter at room temperature
¾ c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1. In a medium bowl mix together the flour and salt.
2. In another bowl beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture.
3. Shape into a ball. Divide in half, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
4. Heat the over to 350 degrees. Roll out one dough half on a floured surface to around ¼” thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cuts. Reserve scraps and roll out dough again.
Royal Icing (from Joy of Baking)