Iced Sugar Cookies


For cookies:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For icing:

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tbsp. shortening
  • 3 1/2 tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Mix all icing ingredients in a small bowl. Once combined, ice cooled cookies and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!

by The Savvy Kitchen