Lion House Sugar Cookies

"These are the sugar from the Lion House in Salt Lake City! They are the best cookies I have ever made for decorating. They are extremely soft after you make the icing. I make the whole batch and freeze some."
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  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs, milk and vanilla.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add to creamed mixture. Combine thoroughly.
  • With hands shape dough into a ball.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • Grease cookie sheets lightly.
  • On lightly floured board or counter, roll 1/2 to 1/3 of dough at a time, keeping rest in fridge.
  • For soft cookies, roll 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400°F for 8 minutes or until a VERY light brown.
  • For Frosting:

  • Combine butter, shortening and powdered sugar and beat until very creamy.
  • Add lemon juice and vanilla.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Add water.
  • Mix until very light.
  • Separate into bowls and add food coloring.
  • Decorate as desired.
  • Enjoy!

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