Basic Sugar Cookies


  • 1 1 /2 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 C Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 C Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 pound of Powered Sugar
  • 3 Tbls Meringue Powder
  • 5 – 8 Tbls Water
  • 1 tsp Extract – flavor your choice, Optional


  1. Beat butter and sugar until smooth. (Cover your mixer with a damp towel to keep powder from covering your surrounding area.)
  2. Add in vanilla and almond extract with the egg.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and stir in.
  4. Wrap up 1/3 of the batter in plastic wrap and refrigerate. 2 hours or overnight. Repeat with remaining dough. It can also be placed in the freezer to bake at a later time.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 deg F.
  6. Roll out 1 packet on a lightly floured surface or a silicon mat. Roll to 1/3 inch thickness and cut desired shapes. Place shapes on a cookie sheet lines with parchment or a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  7. Bake for 7 – 10 minutes depending on the size. Remove from oven when edges are slightly browned.
  8. Cool and decorate as desired.
  9. Combine all ingredients in a mixer at low speed. Once all the liquid is incorporated, increase speed until soft peaks form. Tint color desired and then transfer icing to piping bags fitted with coupler and tip.
  10. Decorate Cookies. Allow to dry overnight.
  11. Enjoy your pretty cookies with a cup of tea and your princess!


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