I baked cookies for the boys' classmates since they'll miss Valentine's Day festivities at school. We're leaving for Mammoth this afternoon! YAY! I can hardly wait! They're a little sad to miss the V-Day activities but they're definitely looking forward to going snowboarding. Anyways, these cookies taste great and the icing is wonderful, too. Most icings are rock hard and don't have any flavor. These cookies are DELICIOUS!
- 1 c butter (do not use a substitute!)
- 1 c sugar
- 1 egg (I used EnerG Egg Replacer)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 c flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Cream butter and sugar for 2-3 mins. until light and fluffy. Add eggs (or egg replacer) and extract. Mix well.
- In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture. Combine thoroughly.
- Shape dough into 2 flat disks and wrap in waxed paper. Place in fridge and chill 2 hrs. OR...to save time, immediately roll dough between 2 sheets of wax paper to 1/4" thickness and place on flat surface in fridge. When dough is chilled, it will be ready for immediate "cut-outs." :)
- If you need to roll out dough, lightly flour work surface. Roll out dough on Roul'Pat and cut out shapes.
- Bake at 350F for 8-12 mins.. For a soft cookie, bake for 8-9 mins. If frosting and need a firmer cookie, bake for 10 min..
- Use glacé icing if giving away cookies for a special occasion.
- 1 lb powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 c)
- 1/4 c whole milk
- 1/4 c light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- With whisk, mix sugar and milk until smooth. Then stir in corn syrup and extract.
- If coloring the icing, separate icing into bowls and add gel food coloring.
- If piping cookies, add icing in separate bowl and add more powdered sugar. If it's too thin, add more sugar; if too thick, add more milk. Step-by-step tutorial on Our Best Bites...check it out!
- Happy decorating!