I promised this recipe forever and a half ago and I completely forgot to post it. Oopsies! Thanks for those of you that sent me an email to remind me. I have SO much stuff going on in my life that if it's not on my "to do" list and it's not ultra important it seriously leaves my brain. So! as promised, see below for the yummers recipe! And you can totally make these for the holidays since you can color the frosting any color you want!
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Cream together butter, sugar, eggs vanilla extract & almond extract.
- Blend in flour, soda and cream of tartar.
- Place dough in a large plastic bag. Knead the dough just enough to make the dough stick together. Chill for several hours.
- Heat ovem to 375. Divide the dough into manageable sections. Roll out cookie dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out desired shapes.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes
- Cool and frost
1/3 cup soft butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk (more or less depending on desired consistency)
Beat until smooth
Divide the frosting into several bowls and add food coloring to each bowl for a colorful mix of frosting for the cookies. After frosting each cookie, immediately sprinkle with colored sugars or confections. Let frosting dry thoroughly before stacking for storage