Yesterday I made the dough. Today I rolled it out, cut the cookies out, and baked them. Then I frosted them after dinner. Here is a small sampling of them. I couldn't bring myself to frost stars in any color other than yellow, and I am a lazy cookie decorator, so they get just a simple icing of corn syrup, confectioners sugar, milk, and almond extract.
The icing recipe? Easy:
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 tsp milk
- corn syrup, enough to make it icing-y (I'd guess a scant quarter cup)
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- food coloring of your choice - a few drops
Stir together until it turns into icing. Use immediately. It dries hard and shiny, but takes at least overnight to dry. The color stays bright too.