Alekka Sweeney, Executive Chef/Owner of Give Me Some Sugar, shares a recipe with us for delicious holiday cookies. Find more information at: http://givesugar.com/.
Basic Rolled Sugar Cookie Dough
3 cups AP Flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy
Whisk together the flour and the salt
Add the egg and the extract and beat until combined, scraping down sides
Add the flour with the mixer on low and mix until just combined
Separate into 2 discs and roll between two pieces of parchment paper to ¼ inch and refrigerate for about 25-30 minutes before cutting into shapes.
Bake cookies at 325 for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned around the edges
Corn Syrup Icing
2lb powdered sugar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 tablespoon of flavoring or combination of flavorings
Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
– May have to add more powdered sugar to get proper consistency for outlining
– Will have to thin out with more milk to get flooding consistency
For piping bottles, icing color, cookie cutters & other supplies– www.karenscookies.net