Awwww aren’t they the cutest little things? I grew up in a little tiny town in Mississippi and there was an ole timey bakery there they had the best iced sugar cookies. This is a recipe I worked on for a long time trying to get just like theirs..but, a little better. They are great for all sorts of holidays, birthday, bridal showers any thing really. I started making them like this years ago with the little bows and everyone goes crazy over them…simple yet so, so cute. I entered them in a Martha Stewart competition years ago now I see she is making the same thing in her line at Michael’s. Wonder where the idea came from? huh I wonder? Same colors too!
2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1/4 cup sour cream or heavy cream
3 tablespoon cornstarch
3 cups all purpose unbleached flour
In a standing mixer cream butter, sugar, salt and baking powder until light and fluffy. Then add vanilla and egg beat well until blended light and fluffy. Sift the cornstarch into the flour. Add half the flour and sour/cream to the butter mixture mixing in completely. Add the rest of the sour/cream and flour, mix until well incorporated.
Divide into 2 round disk wrap and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350. Roll cookies out on a floured surface. Bake cookies on a parchment paper lined baking dish. I roll the cookies rather thick I like them about 1/8 inch thick.
2 1/4 cups confection sugar ~ sifted
2 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoon whole milk
food color ~ I use powder or gel
In a large flat bowl mix until all the lumps are gone and well mixed. I let this sit a while to let the bubbles work their way to the top other wise you tend to get lots of bubbles in your icing later. Like 10 minutes. Make sure your bowl is large enough to dip your cookie in.
Dip cookie, let it drain, letting excess drip into icing bowl. I then place on a rack on a cookie sheet to cut down on the mess. I let these dry for at least one day other wise they will stick to one another.
I make my own little bows out of a cute ribbon ~ this time checked ~ pink, blue and orange. I make a head of time so they are ready to stick on.
I place any bows ~ candies on while they are just iced so they stick and stay on. These cookies bag well and look great for party favors.
Girl Bunnies awww arn’t they cute?
Boy Bunnies oh, so cute!
bunnies ~ chicks for Easter
santa ~ Christmas trees for Christmas
wedding cake for bridal shower
Onesie for baby shower
Flowers for spring with a candy in middle