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Old Fashion Sugar Cookies with Royal Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashion Sugar Cookies with Royal Frosting, by , is from The 2009 Zens Family Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Leoda Zens
Added: Friday, October 16, 2009


4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1/2 c sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract (or any other flavor you would like to use)

3 egg whites
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside. Beat butter, sugar and egg on medium until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla(flavoring) extract. Beat on low speed. Gradually add all flour mixture. Wrap dough in wax paper and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375.
Roll out dough thin to make cut out cookies(Christmas, Easter, any holiday,Birthday)
Bake 10-12 minutes
Cool on wire racks or paper. Frost with Royal Frosting.

Mix all ingredients on low speed until thoroughly mixed. Divide and add food coloring to make colors for frosting cookies. Decorate(any other decoration, sprinkles, colored sugars,etc)
Let set to dry several hours or over night.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Used to make these ALOT when all the girls were little (and not so little--8th grade or so).




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