Hi friends– If you would be so kind as to indulge me, here is one more post with the gran-girls. They are always up for a tea party. So when we borrowed the “Frozen” movie (thanks Glenda!) to watch on a Saturday afternoon, it made perfect sense (??) to turn it into a Frozen Tea Party-movie afternoon. There was lots of cookie-cutting and frosting-flying all morning to get things ready. Here’s our “fancy” snowflake cookies (disclaimer– these cookies were produced by 3, 5 & 7 year olds– tasty if not perfectly turned out!):
TEA PARTY SUGAR COOKIES
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. amaretto (or almond extract)*
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Set the dough into the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
Then roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface. Sprinkle a bit of flour over the dough as well so it doesn’t stick to the rolling pin.
Cut out your favorite shapes with cookie cutters and lay them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Pop them in the oven at 375 degrees for 7 or 8 minutes, until they just start to brown around the edges.
Cool the cookies on a wire rack. They are crispy good just as they are, but frosting makes them even better.
Mix the 3 ingredients with a fork until the frosting is smooth. If you want it thinner, add a few drops of milk (be careful, it’s easy to add too much!).