Tuesday, April 13, 2010

sugar cookies.

1 egg
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cream of tarter

Mix all ingredients together. Stir until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic and chill for 3 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use lightly greased baking sheet. Roll out dough and cut Bake for 5-7 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.

Decorating Icing:
4 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. milk
3/4 tsp. food coloring
1/2 tsp. mint extract (optional, could use vanilla)
1/4 c.-1/2 c. butter

Mix everything together, spread on cookies and sprinkle with added decorations before icing dries.