½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
2 – 2 ½ cups flour
2 ¾ cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon corn syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla
food coloring and sprinkles (optional)
Cream the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and mix well. Add the salt, baking powder, vanilla and milk. Add in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is soft, but not sticky.
Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 375F.
*The wonderful thing about this dough is that it doesn’t have to be refrigerated first. I did, but only about 20 minutes, and it rolled out perfectly.
For the Decorator Icing:
Beat all ingredients well. The icing should be a little bit stiff. Add food coloring and stir well.
Thanks Deborah! Although I have a good sugar cookie recipe, I have to try this recipe because they look sooo good!