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    For years, I searched high and low for the perfect "sugar cookie". I tried more recipes over the years than I care to remember and most were very good, but not THE one. I wanted a tender, light, slightly salty, not too sweet, similar to shortbread type of cookie and I finally found (after a few minor tweaks of my own) my ideal. If these Iced Butter Cookies are in the house, I have to be very, very careful:-)

    Ingredients

    • 1 c. Butter - unsalted, room temperature (226 grams)
    • 2/3 c. Sugar (135 grams)
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 t. Lemon or Orange Zest (optional - and I leave this out)
    • 1 t. Vanilla Extract
    • 1/4 t. Almond Extract
    • 2 1/4 c. Flour (295 grams)
    • 1/4 t. Salt
    • 1/4 t. Coarse Sea Salt
    • 4 c. Powdered Sugar - sifted
    • 3 T. Corn Syrup
    • 3 T. Milk (or water)
    • 1/2 t. Almond Extract - can use Vanilla Extract
    • Food coloring
    • 1/4 c corn syrup and 1/4 c. water (mixed together and set aside)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 613 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 296 mg 12.34%
    • Calcium: 11 mg 1.1%
    • Potassium: 15 mg 0.44%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 8.31%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 161 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.63%
    • Sugar: 149 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.13%
    • Vitamin C 3.4%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs11
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq