No chill sugar cookies

Ingredients :

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 egg

2 tsp baking powder

3 cups all purpose flour

Royal icing

1 lbs confectioner's sugar

3 Tbsp meringue powder

4-5 Tbsp water (Or more depending on the consistency you need)


Sprinkles for decoration

 

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth.

2. Add extracts and egg.

3. Combine baking powder and flour in a separate bowl and add it to the wet ingredients little by little. Dough will be stiff. 

4. Do not chill the dough. Roll it out and cut out cookies. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes or when they start to brown a little. (I usually bake mine for closer to 8 minutes.) Let cool on the sheet until firm enough to move and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. 

5. When all the cookies are completely cooled, Make the royal icing. Beat all the ingredients until it forms stiff peaks. 

6. Put the icing in a pastry bag with a piping tip or just cut the end of a pastry bag and decorate the cookies. 

*Recipe In Katrina's Kitchen.