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Monday, December 19, 2011

Pattern Cookies

Making the cookies:

3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

In a medium size bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg together.  In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.  Roll dough out on a well-floured surface.  (I like to use a pastry cloth.)  Cut out dough with cookie cutter shapes.  Place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.  Do not over bake.  Cool and decorate with icing and sprinkles.

(Note:  I never put my dough in the refrigerator.  I prefer to work with a soft dough.)

Icing:

4 cups powdered sugar
4-6 tbsp. milk or water
food coloring

Put the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and add water or milk slowly until you get a spreading consistency.

DELICIOUS!!!

1 comment:

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Love homemade for the holidays! These look delicious. :-)