This sugar cookie recipe is perfect for decorating for Christmas, or just plain dipped in sugar. I use a cheesecloth to put the dough on, and a rolling pin. I also use wooden dowels with the dough in between them to get a consistent thickness for the cutting. If making just sugar cookies, then roll them into balls and flatten with a bottom of a glass.
2 C sugar
1 C butter
3 1/2 C flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Blend butter and sugar, then eggs. Add soda, b powder, salt and vanilla and blend well. Blend flour.
Roll and cut cookies as desired. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350°.
My frosting is simple. All you need is powder sugar and milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, melted butter, food coloring.
I use a Pyrex 2 cup measuring cup and fill it with powdered sugar, then a little milk. I use a butter knife to stir the mix. I use a little melted butter also as it will set the frosting harder, if necessary.
I mix until the frosting does not longer run off the knife.
You can use sprinkles too. I pour them on a plate and press the frosted cookie into it.