Recipes for the cookies and decorating frosting featured in: Cookie Decorating Party
Recipe: Connie’s Christmas Cutout Cookies
3 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
In another bowl, cream shortening & sugar together.
Mix in eggs. Add vanilla and almond extract.
Add flour and stir to combine.
Roll out to 1/4″ thick and cut out.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 375°.
Let cool before decorating.
Recipe: Decorating Frosting for Sugar Cookies
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Heat water and butter.
Remove from heat, add vanilla, and gradually stir in sifted powdered sugar.
Beat well. (Can be kept covered in refrigerator until needed.)
Divide into bowls and add a few drops food coloring to each; stir until smooth.
Add milk to thin, if necessary.