Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies II Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 3 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- ½ teaspoon ground mace
<br>- 1 cup butter, softened
<br>- 1  egg, beaten
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
<br>- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
<br>- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 ½ tablespoons heavy cream
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
<br>step 2: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and mace. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or rub between your fingers. When butter pieces are no larger than pea size, stir in the egg, vanilla and heavy cream. Blend thoroughly. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
<br>step 3: Bake for 5 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges begin to brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.
<br>step 4: To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream and salt until smooth and creamy. Spread on top of cooled cookies. Let the frosting dry before storing or serving.
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Ingredients
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground mace
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 pinch salt

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
step 2: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and mace. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or rub between your fingers. When butter pieces are no larger than pea size, stir in the egg, vanilla and heavy cream. Blend thoroughly. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
step 3: Bake for 5 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges begin to brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.
step 4: To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream and salt until smooth and creamy. Spread on top of cooled cookies. Let the frosting dry before storing or serving.

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