♥ Rolled Sugar Cookies with Royal Frosting!

The country fair themed birthday turned out adorable, I'm so thankful to bring my goodies to compliment the party. I made barn yard animal sugar cookies (recipe below), cupcake and a cake. There was a horse cookie casualty, but I think they're perfect!  Thanks to Kelly O. photography for the amazing pictures too!

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies:

(makes 4 dozen)

 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
 2 cups white sugar
 4 eggs
 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
 5 cups all-purpose flour
 2 teaspoons baking powder
 1 teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. 

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

 Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. 

Cover, and chill dough overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. 

Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.

 Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. 

Cool completely.

Royal Icing:


3 tablespoons Meringue Powder 
4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons warm water


Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks.