Basic Vanilla Sugar Cookie



Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla extract and combine until egg is completely incorporated.  Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until no trace of dry ingredients remain. 
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thickness and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  4. Bake for about 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Royal Icing

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • water
  • gel food coloring

Method:

  1. Mix powdered sugar and meringue powder in bowl of stand mixer until well combined.  Slowly add water and mix until you get the consistency you want*.  Add food coloring to achieve your desired color.
  2. For outlining: consistency should be like glue paste
  3. For flooding: add enough water so that the consistency is pretty runny

http://www.treats-sf.com/2010/05/norwegian-flag-cookies-for-17th-of-may.html

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