Sugar Cookie Cutouts
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs), softened (No Substitutes)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Half and half cream||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened|
|Confectioners sugar||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Half and half cream||4 Tablespoon|
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in cream.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in thickness.
Cut with 2-1/2-in cookie cutters dipped in flour.
Place 1 in apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 325° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, vanilla and enough cream to achieve desired frosting consistency.
Add food coloring if desired.
Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.