Sugar Cookies
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Sugar cookies are great at festive times including Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Halloween as they can be easily cut into various shapes.
Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30
Sugar Cookies
  • 3 Cups all purpose flours
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
Royal Icing Using Egg Whites
  • 2 large (60 grams) egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups (330 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
4 tsp Milk
Sugar Cookies
  1. Preheat your over to 180 Degrees celcius
  2. Mix all ingredients together, to form round dough
  3. Refrigerate for 30 mins
  4. Remove the dough from the fridge, and roll the dough flat.
  5. Using your preferred cookie cutter, cut the dough into cookies
  6. Put the cookies on a lined baking tray, and bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes, or slightly golden.
Royal Icing
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the egg whites with the lemon juice until combined.
  2. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat on low speed until combined and smooth. (The right consistency is when you lift the beater, the ribbon of icing that falls back into the bowl remains on the surface for a few seconds before disappearing. If the icing runs off the edge, thicken the icing by adding a little more confectioners sugar. Conversely, if the icing is too thick, add a little water.)
  3. The icing needs to be used immediately or transferred to an airtight container as royal icing hardens when exposed to air.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap when not in use
  1. Mix with fork. To make it more of a thin glaze, add more milk. To make it a thicker icing, add more powdered sugar.
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