King Arthur Holiday Butter Cookies and Icing That Hardens

READY IN: 44mins
SERVES: 60
YIELD: 5 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • COOKIES:
  • Beat together sugar, butter, egg youlk, salt and flavor.
  • Stir in flour to make a chohesive dough, adding a couple teaspoons of water if necessary.
  • Divide dough in half, shape each in a flattened disk and wrap in plastic.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Let dough soften for about 20 to 30 minutes before rolling.
  • Roll dough 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch thick.
  • Cut shapes with a cutter.
  • Place cookies on ungreased or parchment lined baking sheets and bake in preheated 350 oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until set and barely browned around edges.
  • Remove from oven, cool on the pan.
  • Repeat with remaining pice of dough.
  • ICING:
  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and milk to make a soft spreadable icing.
  • Tint icing with food color as desired.
  • Spread icing on cookies.
  • Sprinkle with colored sugar or other decorations.
  • Allow icing to harden before storing cookies.
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