Mary’s Sugar Cookies
Food colors, optional
Thin Cookie Glaze (recipe below)
Thin Cookie Glaze Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4-5 drops red or green food color
1/3 cup powdered sugar (approx.)
Prepare and refrigerate dough for Mary’s Sugar Cookies as directed, tinting dough with desired food colors. Heat oven to 375º. Roll one third of dough at a time 3/16″ thick on lightly floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 6 to 8 inch stockings. Place stockings on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut accent dough (toes, heels, cuffs) to place on stockings if desired. Bake about 9 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 – 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Spread with Thin Cookie Glaze.
Thin Cookie Glaze Directions:
Mix 2 cups powdered sugar, the milk, and almond extract. Tint half of the mixture with food color. Add additional milk, a few drops at a time, if necessary, or until desired spreading consistency. Place baked cookies on wire rack. Pour small amount of tinted glaze over each cookie; spread to edge with spatula. Add enough powdered sugar to remaining glaze to make frosting that can be used in a decorating bag and will hold its shape. Place in decorating bag with #2 writing tip. Decorate cookies as desired. Makes enough to glaze and decorate 8 – 10 stockings.