Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sugar Cookies


6 c flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 c room temp. butter
2 c white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt

3/4 c warm water
5 tablespoons meringue powder
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
2.25 lbs powder sugar (usually a full bag)


Mix sugar and butter for four min. Add eggs and vanilla and mix again. Mix small amounts of dry ingredients at a time. I usually add 1/3 c at a time. After completely mixed, chill for one hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough to desired thickness after it has been chilled. Use your cute cookie cutters. This is the fun part of making cookies! I gave the pumpkins and ghosts faces. Cook 8-10 min. on an ungreased cookie sheet. My sunbeams loved the ghosts!

I found the dough recipe here.


Whisk warm water and meringue powder in a bowl by hand. Stop whisking when it becomes frothy and thickened (around 30 sec.). Add the cream of tarter and mix 30 sec. Pour in all powdered sugar and mix with kitchen aid on lowest speed for 10 min. The icing will become creamy. Add food coloring and decorate. I found the frosting recipe at Sweetopia. If you are feeling ambitious around Christmastime, you could make these cute polar bears.

Or these Christmas trees. I love the little bunny.

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