Bobbie Dickerson’s beautiful and delicious Classic No Fail Sugar Cookies earned an honorable mention at the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by Peachtree City Farmer’s Market and Fayette Woman. Enjoy!
Classic No Fail Sugar Cookies
6 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups butter
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Cream sugar and butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs and flavoring. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
Chill dough and roll out between two sheets of parchment paper and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350º for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool and decorate as desired.
Whisk 5 Tbsp. meringue powder with 3/4 cup warm water until frothy, about 30 seconds. Whisk in 1 tsp. cream of tartar. Add 2 pounds plus 1 cup powdered sugar and mix on lowest speed in mixer for 10 minutes. Thin to desired consistence for decorating purposes. May add 1 tsp. clear vanilla or almond flavoring.