Team Spirit Cookies
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can; stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Chill 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.Advertisement
On a lightly floured surface roll a dough half out to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2 1/2-inch round or desired letter cutters, cut out cookies. Arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll and repeat with scraps. Bake 7 minutes or until edges are firm and lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough. Decorated as desired with Royal Icing and sprinkles. Makes about 48 cookies.
Use letter cookie cutters and frost with Royal Icing tinted with your team colors. This recipe makes a sturdy cookie ideal for holiday cutouts too.
In a large mixing bowl stir together the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and cream of tartar. Add the water and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined; beat on high speed for 7 to 10 minutes or until icing is very stiff. If not using immediately, cover bowl with a damp paper towel; cover with plastic wrap. Chill for up to 48 hours.Advertisement
Meringue powder is a mixture of pasteurized dried egg whites, sugar, and edible gums. Look for it in the baking aisle of your supermarket or at a specialty food store.