2 Cups of Flour
1 Cup of Butter, softened (not margarine)
3/4 Cup of Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup of Milk
2 Cups of Icing Sugar
Food colouring for tinting
Coloured Course Sugar or Sprinkles
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees
Beat together the Butter & Icing Sugar & Vanilla until light & fluffy.
Stir in Flour until just combined.
Separate Dough in half. Press each half into round discs.
Wrap in Plastic Wrap & Refrigerate for approx 30 mins. You want it to be firm, but still soft enough to roll. If you leave it in the Fridge for too long, then just leave it out on the counter until you can roll it.
Roll out to 1/4" thickness between sheets of parchment paper about 2" apart.
Cut out your desired shapes.
Transfer to Baking Sheet lined with Parchment Paper
Bake for up to 20 mins. (depending on the size of cutout shape. Larger cookies will take longer. Cookies should not brown.)
Whisk together Icing Sugar & Milk until smooth. Add Food Colouring if desired.
Once cookies have cooled, hold them by their edges & dip into the icing.
If decorating with Sugar or Sprinkles, wait until Icing has started to harden, but not yet hard, then decorate. This way the Sugar or Sprinkles will not dissolve into the icing. Let stand until set.