Posted by Peggy on August 14, 2011
Sugar Cookie recipe courtesy of Linda Lampman; Royal Icing recipe adapted from CopperGifts.com. Shopping Details: Linda often uses Wilton concentrated paste icing colors available at Michael's to add color to her icings. She puts a bit of paste on a toothpick and mixes it into the Royal Icing until her desired shade is reached.
She purchased the rose cookie cutter from Coppergifts.com, which she says has every conceivable type of cookie cutter. Ace Hardware also has an excellent selection of cutters. She purchases meringue powder from Baker's Nook and Michael's, both great resources for baking supplies.
Time to chill dough: Several hours or overnight
Active Time: Depends on intricacies of cookie; 30 minutes to over an hour
Bake Time: 9-12 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 2-4 dozen cookies, depending on size of cookie
Royal Icing is best for sugar cookies because it dries hard.