Thursday, January 28, 2010

sugar cookie and icing recipe...

As requested:

I know I have posted this somewhere but who knows where??? Its just a basic recipe, nothing fancy.

Sugar Cookies
(we usually 3 times it)

1/2 c. butter softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
2 c. flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

cream together butter and sugar, add egg and almond extr. Mix together flour, baking powder
and salt. Divide dough into two equal parts to work with. Roll about 1/8 inch thickness, cut into
shapes. Place on lightly sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 350* for 10-12 minutes, top rack, until
edges are barely browned. Cool on pan and then remove carefully to wire racks.

On the icing, I have two that I use. One is the regular decorator icing with the horrible shortening. I do not use this one often.
4 c. powder sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract
4 Tbls. shortening
4-8 tsp. milk, maybe more
(enough to make a smooth creamy consistency, not runny)
wilton coloring, do a little and add to get color desired

I use a pastry bag to decorate the details with and spread
the bigger parts with a knife

Butter Cream Icing
1/3 c. butter softened
4 c. powder sugar
3-4 Tbls. milk
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract

Mix together. I use my electric mixer, but only mix until
it is smooth. I have over mixed and the butter seems to curdle or something.
add coloring.

I had another question relating to the guys music CD. They were wondering if the arrangements were available as sheet music. It s not at this time, but maybe in the future. Thanks for inquiring, maybe it will be motivation for them to pursue this option.

1 comment:

( : Mav'sMavette : ) said...

YES! I was planning to ask you for these recipes just two or three days ago but I never got around to it! Thanks for posting them!!!
Keep cozy! :)