So, today I decided to put them to good use :)
I love making sugar cookies, because of all the sweets I make these are the ones I KNOW will be devoured by my husband. They are his weakness. Hey, a little treat once and awhile, ain't gonna hurt him. Right?
Aren't they sweet?!
My big girl and I had ourselves a very fun morning of baking (making a HUGE mess) and tasting (of course!)
But boy o' boy, let me tell ya, did she ever crash at nap time from her morning sugar high!
Kid's Sugar Cookies
1 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry mixture to creamed mixture. Mix together by hand.
Roll dough into ball cover with saran wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to make into fun shapes.
Bake at 350* for 10 mins.
(can sprinkle with cinnamon when hot)
Cool and top with icing (I like to use royal icing because it hardens), and I'm a big fan of sprinkles too!
3 large egg whites
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
5 cups icing sugar
In a large bowl beat egg whites with the lemon juice until they become fluffy (about 5 mins). Add the icing sugar slowly, beating at a low speed until it is all combined and smooth.
Use food coloring to make desired icing colors.
** This icing needs to be used right away or transferred to an airtight container as it will harden as it is exposed to air.**