St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies

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These cookies are a fantastic dessert and are sure to impress your audience. These sugar cookies are fantastic and they are my go-to recipe whenever I need a great cutout cookie. The cookies have a fantastic blend of vanilla and almond flavoring.

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I’ve used Royal Icing to decorate the tops of the cookies. I’ve posted a step by step tutorial here on the blog that you can follow if you are new to Royal Icing. I’ve also covered the tops of some of these cookies with glitter dust in order to give them a special look.

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Sugar Cookies:

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Egg

1 ½ Teaspoons Almond Extract

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon Salt

2 ½ Cups Flour

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Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Blend in the egg, salt and extracts.

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Beat in flour. Mix until completely combined.

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Chill dough for at least 1 hour until firm.

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Taking one half of the dough ball at a time roll the dough to a 1/4” thickness on a lightly floured surface.

Cut with cookie cutters.

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Place on a cookie sheet covered with a Silpat liner or a piece of parchment.

Bake at 375 for approximately 7 minutes.

Cookies should not brown.

Let cool overnight before decorating.

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Using a batch of Royal Icing decorate the cookies – here is a step by step how to.

For these cookies I used Wilton Gel Icing colors Kelly Green, Ivory and Golden Yellow.

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Once the icing has set on the cookies take a tablespoon of vanilla extract (you can also use vodka) and mix with Wilton pearl dust (I used Ivory).

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Using a small (food only) paint brush mix the dust and extract then lightly brush onto the cookies. Let the cookies sit until dry.

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