The classic sugar cookie for holiday decorating!
2 sticks softened butter
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla, or other flavoring
3 cups flour
Mix all ingredients except flour, thoroughly. Add flour, 1 cup at a time and mix well. No need to refrigerate. Can be used immediately. Roll out 1/4" thick and cut with your favorite cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool completely before frosting.
6 tablespoons warm water
3 tablespoons of Wilton Brand Meringue Powder (can be found at Walmart)
1 pound box of powdered sugar
You may add 1 teaspoon of your favorite flavoring, if desired