Fourth of July is in a few days! Need a last minute idea? These Uncle Sam cookies are so adorable! And the perfect treat to bring to a BBQ. They won’t melt in the heat!
Cookie cutter from:CookieCutterKingdom
Sugar Cookie Ingredients:
-3/4 cup softened butter
-3/4 cup granulated sugar
-1 large egg
-2 teaspoon almond extract
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-2 1/2 cups of flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat on high until fluffy. Add egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract and beat on high for 1-2 minutes. Add flour (mixing in approx. 1/2 cup at a time) and baking powder. Beat on slow until all mixed together.
Roll out the dough, then put into the refrigerator for an hour (can stay in the refrigerator for 1 day if needed).
Once it has been chilled, roll out to desired thickness (1/4 of an inch thick is optimal). Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes.
Royal Icing Recipe:
-5 tablespoons of meringue powder
-3/4 cup warm water
-1 teaspoon cream of tartar
-1 teaspoon almond extract
-2.25lbs. powder sugar
Stir meringue powder and water in a mixing bowl. Stir in cream of tartar and extract. Add in powder sugar (2 cups at a time), beat on your lowest speed for 8-10 minutes. Store in a tight sealed container, best used within a week. Enjoy!
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