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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

Main:

  • 2 cups ½ -2 ¾ MAYA All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cups ½ confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

Royal Icing:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 - 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons fresh milk
  • Gel food coloring of your choice

Instructions

For Main

  • Preheat oven to 350ᵒF/177ᵒC. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream together softened butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in the egg and add desired flavoring. Add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cutters to create preferred shapes.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Cool before decorating.

For Royal icing

  • Mix egg whites and lemon juice using a mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time.
  • Mix until fluffy.
  • Divide into bowls, mix in gel food coloring
  • Decorate cooled cookies. Let icing set for a few hours to harden.

Notes

Yield: 20-24 pieces