An easy sugar cookie recipe with a glaze icing that tastes good and is simple to apply. And sprinkles, of course!
Author: Lucy Brewer
2tablespoonslight brown sugar
1whole large egg
1large egg yolk
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
Easy Sugar Cookie Icing
2tablespoonshalf-and-half or milk
1/2teaspoonalmond extract or vanilla extract
In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
In bowl of stand mixer, cream butter for about five minutes. Add sugar and beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add egg and egg yolk and beat about a minute. Add vanilla and almond extracts.
Turn mixer down to low and gradually add flour mixture, beating until just combined. Divide dough into equal portions, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes or until needed, up to two days.
When ready to bake cookies, preheat oven to 350. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to soften a bit.
On a floured surface, roll dough to desired thickness, 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch. I like thick cookies so I use 1/2 inch. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet and bake 9-11 minutes, depending on thickness of dough. The cookies should not turn brown but be lightly colored at the edges. Don't overcook or cookies will be dry.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before icing.
To Make Easy Sugar Cookie Icing:
Stir half-and-half or milk and vanilla or almond extract into powdered sugar until smooth with no lumps. Divide into small bowls if you want to make multiple colors and add drops of gel food coloring to achieve desired color.
Using a small sponge brush, paint icing on cookies. I usually do one layer on a couple of cookies then go back and do another layer to give it a little thickness. Then add sprinkles and allow cookies to dry completely before storing.
Cookies will keep 3-4 days, although I've never known anyone to keep them that long.
Recipe from SouthernFoodandFun.com. Nutrition counts are provided as estimates only. Southern Food and Fun makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of these nutritional values as ingredients and serving sizes may vary from person to person.