1 pouch (17.5 oz.) Hill Country Fare Sugar Cookie Mix
1 stick (½ cup) H-E-B Butter, melted
1 large egg
¼ c. H-E-B Baker's Scoop all purpose flour
4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. meringue powder
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ c. hot water
* assorted food coloring, sprinkles, and sugars
Cookies: Heat oven to 375°F. Combine the cookie mix, melted butter, egg and flour in a
large mixing bowl until a soft dough forms.
Roll the dough out on the bottom side of the cookie sheet pans. Roll dough to ¼ to &f
rac12;-inch thickness. Use the cookie cutters to cut out the cookies about 1 inch apart an
d simply remove the excess dough from between the cookies.
Bake the cookies according to the baking directions for the type of cookie sheet pans you
have. Cool cookies 1 minute on cookie sheet pans before removing to cool on wire racks.
Royal Icing: Combine sugar, meringue powder, cream of tartar, vanilla, and hot water in a
large mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients 3 to 4 minutes on low speed with an electric mixer
until no lumps remain. Scrape bowl sides and beat the icing 5 to 8 minutes on high speed
until icing holds stiff peaks. Divide the icing into small containers for the food colors
you select. Keep icing portions covered that are not being used because it dries quickly.
Use a spatula to spread the selected color of icing on each cookie. Decorate the cookies w
ith the sprinkles or sugars. You can add decorations with the other colors of icing by usi
ng toothpicks or ice cream sticks to apply. Use you imagination and create spooktacular co