Ostara Egg Cookies

Jun 24, 2008

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar
Frosting (See recipes following instructions)

Mix powdered sugar, margarine, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide dough into halves. Roll each half 1/8 inch thick. Cut with egg-shaped cutter made by bending and shaping round cookie cutter. Bake as directed and decorate with Icing

Easy Creamy Icing

Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons half and half until smooth and of spreading consistency. Add food coloring to color as desired. Or try the next recipe!

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

Mix 1 cup cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Blend powdered sugar and cream cheese well until lumps are gone. Add vanilla and salt, blend again for one minute. Color with food dye if desired.


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