Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you, your friends and your family a festive and fun-filled 4th of July!

Glazed Sugar Cookies

For the cookies:
3/4 cups butter, softened
1 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 400-degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes and place cookies 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheets.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes until light golden brown. Cool completely before glazing.
Yields about 30, 2-inch cookies


1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 Tbsp. water or milk
food coloring, if desired (I used gel food coloring)
1 tsp. extract (almond, orange, etc.; vanilla extract will turn white icing tan)

Stir confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, and water together. Stir in food coloring if desired. Stir glaze before each use to ensure a uniform color.

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