Monday, November 2, 2009

Sugar Cookies and decorative icing for Paula!

I don't often make sugar cookies..but when I do..this is the recipe I use.

Sugar Cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup BUTTER
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs( beaten)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 TBS milk

Sift Flour and baking powder toegether. In another bowl cream butter and sugar together.  Add Beaten eggs and vanilla. Then gradually add sifted ingredients and milk.  Do NOT OVER WORK THE DOUGH.  Just mix until well blended..the dough gets worked a lot when rolling out..and over working makes it tough.  Roll out very thin..sprinkle with a little white sugar ( if desired) cut out and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.  Cool and decorate with decorative icing!

Decorative Icing!!

2 eggs whites
3-31/2 cups icing sugar
2 tsps REAl lemon juice

Put egg white in a bowl and beat on low setting gradually beating in icing sugar to make a thick paste.  Beat in lemon juice.  Beat until it will hold its shape when a knife is cut through it.  Its best to add the colour at this stage..Gel colour is better than liquid as it add less liquid. keep bowl covered with damp cloth and beat icing before each use...this is enough to ice an 8 inch you may want to divide it and colour it seperately is using to ceorate cookies!

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