Iced Sugar Cookies

 

These cookies are easy to make and so fun to decorate for any occasion.

Cookies:

4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time, and alternate with the milk and vanilla, beating until well combined after each addition. 

Wrap the dough and chill for at least 1 hour. 

Preheat oven to 375

Divide dough into 3 pieces. Roll 1 piece at a time on a floured board or surface with a rolling pin, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Repeat until the dough is finished. 

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, then allow to cool. 

Icing:

1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 egg white
2-3 drops lemon juice

Food coloring as desired

Mix ingredients together until smooth. Decorate cooled cookies.