Aunt Dot's Icebox Sugar Cookies
3 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ cup shortening (butter flavored)
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
2 Tbs. Butter
1 Tbs. milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs. Marshmallow Cream
A few drops of favorite food coloring
Mix all cookie ingredients until blended and roll dough into log and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
For the icing, take all ingredients and mix until icing consistency forms, if too thick to spread add a little milk to thin it.
Roll cookies out to 1/8 to ¼ inches thick, (too thin and they will burn).
Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Bake them in a 425 degree oven for 5 minutes, no longer.
Once cooled, cover them with icing, place in the refrigerator to chill and harden frosting, then serve.
NOTE: My great Aunt’s used to make these for us when we were kids for Valentine’s Day and Christmas. They were cut with heart-shaped cutters for Valentine’s Day and Christmas Trees and Stars for Christmas. If these were made any other time of year other than a holiday, then the playing card suites were used (spades, clubs, diamonds, hearts).
The only color of icing I ever remember on mine growing up was pale green and light pink. These are the only colors I use when I make them today.