Today: A simple glaze recipe for icing sugar cookies
Dough one day. Bake another. Decorate another.
That's how I do usually do it and today is the day for glazing and decorating our stars and trees! (And the snowflakes if I'm not all decorated out by that point).
1 1/2 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 c butter, soft
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cream of tartar
1 t salt
Combine sugar and butter, beat until creamy with your electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix until blended. Chill dough until it's easy to work with; 30-60 minutes.
On lightly floured surface roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies. Bake on lined baking sheets at 350 until the edges just start to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Makes about 1 & 1/3 cups
2 1/2 c powdered sugar
2 T water
1 T butter, softened
1 T light corn syrup
1/2 t almond extract or vanilla
Food color, if desired
Combine powdered sugar, water, butter, corn syrup and vanilla in small mixer bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary to reach desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired. Glaze cooled cookies and let stand until hardened (6 hrs. or overnight).