Cutout Wedding Cookies Recipe

Cutout Wedding Cookies Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon almond extract
  5. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
FROSTING
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  3. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk
  5. Paste food coloring of your choice
  6. Edible glitter and colored sugar
  7. Sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. n a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a well-floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. to 4-in. love-themed cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Tint frosting as desired; frost cookies. Combine equal amounts of edible glitter and colored sugar; sprinkle over cookies. Decorate some cookies with sprinkles if desired. Yield: about 4 dozen.
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