I love food, I love clothes

I love food, I love clothes

Monday, December 26, 2011

sugar cookies!

Sugar Cookies!
4 1/2 Cups flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 lb unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together
Cream the lemon and orange zest with the butter and sugar
Add eggs and mix very well 
Add the vanilla into the milk
Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, slowly add the vanilla and milk till well combined.
Shape into a round disk and wrap well with saran wrap and let chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. 
Roll out a section of dough on a counter top that is dusted with flour and powdered sugar, cut into desired shapes and place on cookie sheet and bake in an 375 degree oven for about 8-10 minutes
Let cool well before frosting
Yummy soft frosting
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup organic shortening
2 pinches of salt
8 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons meringue powder (optional but you really should add it) 
4-6 Tablespoons of water
Cream together the shortening and butter till creamy and shiny and lump free
add salt and mix again very well
Add meringue powder, mix well
add 4 cups of the powdered sugar and mix very very well, if needed add 2 Tablespoons of water
Add the remaining powdered sugar and mix very, very, very well. If needed, add another 2 Tablespoons of water till the desired conistency is achieved. Then let it mix again, very well. Just walk away and take a break while your mixer mixes that yummy frosting till it is as light as a cloud. 
Store in an airtight container

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