The PERFECT Christmas Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing! ⛄
Mix dry ingredients: 3 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt
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Cream together 1 cup softened butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1.5 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 tsp. almond extract.
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Add your dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time.
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Flour a clean surface and roll out your dough 1/4 inch thick.
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Cut out your cookies & transfer to a baking sheet with parchment paper.
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Bake in the oven at 350° F for 8-12 minutes. Cool completely.
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Royal Icing: 2 pasteurized egg whites, 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar, 3 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
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Color your royal icing with a few drops of gel food coloring (like Americolor).
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I put my icing in a plastic wrap pouch, snip off the bottom & put it inside a piping bag to avoid spillage. Then fit with a #4 Wilton round tip.
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Outline the edge of your cookie, let it dry, then "flood" your cookie with icing & spread your icing to the edges with a toothpick.
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Repeat with the rest of your cookies. Once your base is dry, you can pipe detailing on top.
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You can also add accent sprinkles & 3D sprinkling!
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