Shortbread Sugar Cookies With Icing

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 48-60




  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or generously spray with non stick spray.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add slowly to butter mixture on low speed. Do not overbeat! Only mix until flour is incorporated.
  • Form dough into big ball and place in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll out chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter or you can use a pizza cutter and make squares or rectangles. Another option is to roll into a log and cut 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Using a spatula, transfer to cookie sheets leaving about 1/2 inch between cookies.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet and then transfer to cooling rack.
  • When cookies are cool, whisk together the icing ingredients and either dip the cookies or spread on cookies. You can smooth the icing with the back of a spoon.
  • These are so good -- you should really double the recipe!