Classic Sugar Cookies
2 Sticks of Butter
3/4 C. Sugar
2 Egg Yolks (save whites for icing)
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat Oven to 350°.
Cream sugar and butter together with vanilla.
Beat in flour and baking powder. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4" thick.
Cut out your cookies and bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before you ice.
3 Egg Whites
1 lb. Powdered Sugar (did you know you can actually use a Vitamix to make powdered sugar?)
Splash of lemon juice
Place all ingredients in bowl and beat on medium high for a full 10 min. Icing will become thick and glossy but won't increase in volume. Keep covered with damp cloth while using, removing small portions to bowl as needed. Tint if you like. Royal icing hardens with a nice sheen.