I am really sorry about not posting for quite some time. Unfortunately, baking and cooking had to take a backseat during the last few weeks (or should I rather say months *cough*) and I have to admit that I missed it quite a lot. Ever since my childhood I loved to bake and always considered it to be a fun activity – and even more so, when you have company. Therefore, to make these lovely sugar cookies I got myself some support by two baking experts (my sister and my nephew Riley).
This recipe is very easy to make. You can prepare the dough about a day in advance, leave it in the fridge and just take it out whenever you need it. The easiest way to make the dough for flaky sugar cookies is by using a pastry cutter. You just dump all of the ingredients into a big bowl and blend everything together until you get a pliable and smooth dough. The pastry cutter prevents the butter from melting and also helps not to overmix. I bought mine at TK Maxx (The German equivalent of TJ Maxx) for about 2.50 Euro. However, I am sure you will be able to find a cheap one at Ross or Target at any time.
To make the icing just mix together icing sugar with some lemon juice and tint with your favorite colors (I used gel colors) and decorate with sugar sprinkles and candy.
*Riley knows what I mean 😉