Kittencal's Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies W/ Icing That Hardens

READY IN: 2hrs 4mins
SERVES: 35-40




  • For cookies; in a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • In another bowl combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • Set oven to 400°F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets use parchment paper only).
  • On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  • Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 4-6 minutes.
  • Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.
  • For the frosting; in a small bowl mix the confectioners sugar with milk (start with 1-2 tablespoons, you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency).
  • Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy (if the icing is too thick add in a small amount more of corn syrup).
  • Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colours.
  • Add in food colouring until desired intensity is achieved.
  • Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip edges of cookies into icing.
  • Allow to set on waxed paper.