Cookies: Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract.
Mix dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
Chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Roll to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
Cookie Creations Royal Icing: Combine meringue powder, water, powdered sugar,
vanilla extract and cream of tartar in a medium mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer
on low speed until combined; beat on high speed for 7 to 10 minutes or until mixture
is very stiff.
When not using icing, keep it covered with clear plastic wrap to
prevent it from drying out.
This recipe makes a lot of cookies, about 8 dozen 3-inch cookies. They are not
soft and not crispy. They freeze well. Make a batch ahead of time, freeze them and
then thaw them out before decorating.
Yield: 3 cups icing
Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine - June 4, 2001.