Easy to assemble dough – good for any occasion
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the egg, vanilla extract and almond extract flavorings.
Combine the dry ingredients in separate bowl. Next, add the dry ingredients (by 1/2 cup measurements) to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix with a mixer on medium speed. Chill the dough for 2-3 hours or overnight, or “quick chill” in the freezer until very firm, for about 30-45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Separate the dough into fourths and roll each section until it is about 1/8 – 1/4 inch thickness. Use seasonal cookie cutters and cut into desired shapes. Bake 7-9 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
Super Easy Ornamental Frosting
- 16 oz. powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons meringue powder
- 1/3 cup of warm water
Combine all the ingredients and mix at medium speed until smooth. Food coloring may be added at this point. Spread the frosting on each cutout. For spreading consistency, thin icing by adding tablespoons of warm water. Please note: it doesn’t take more than one or two tablespoons to thin the icing.