1 Cup Soft Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar (this is the secret ingred. for allowing you to roll them out right away!)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Roll out. Cut out. Bake at 400 degrees for 4 minutes. Enjoy!
I like this frosting the best. But if you want to do the piping like I did in the pictures below you will need royal icing. Sorry to be confusing, but I like the taste of this frosting best. Royal icing doesn't taste the best, but it makes for the prettiest cookies!
3/4 Cup Soft Butter
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
3 T water
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg white
Sift powdered sugar. Combine butter sugar and water. Mix well. Add vanilla and egg white and mix well. Add food coloring if you'd like. Have fun frosting the cookies!
I wanted to do a tutorial on how to do flood work with pretty designs, but it's kinda tricky to photograph at midnight! I made these cookies for my dear friend's baby shower. We were celebrating the anticipation of Lucy Wren. I didn't get a chance to snap many pics from the shower, but it was gorgeous. I have some talented friends who know how to throw a party. I made this little embroidery hoop sign.
And here are the pictures from the valentine cookie decorating party at my house.