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Nice N Soft Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Confectioners sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Self rising flour 2 1⁄2
  Confectioners sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Meringue powder 4 Teaspoon
  Light corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Gradually add flour.
Divide dough in half.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of dough to 3/16-in.thickness.
Cut with floured cookie cutters.
Place 2 in.apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 5-7 minutes or until set.
Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Repeat with remaining dough.
For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, water and meringue powder on low speed just until combined.
Beat on high for 4 minutes or until soft peaks form.
Add corn syrup; beat 1 minute longer.
Tint with food coloring of your choice.
Cover frosting with damp paper towels or plastic wrap between uses.
Spread and/or pipe frosting on cookies.
Let stand until set.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Sugar

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