Easy Sugar Cookies

For the Cookies:
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 3/4 cups flour
For the Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk (add more if needed)
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
Food coloring (optional)
Cream Butter and Sugar:

Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
Add Egg and Vanilla:

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Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Combine Dry Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder and flour.
Mix Dry Ingredients with Butter Mixture:

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until fully incorporated.
Roll and Cut Cookies:

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness.
Cut out cookies using a 2-1/2 inch heart-shaped cutter (or any shape you prefer).

Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 7-10 minutes, or until the cookies are light in color with slight browning on the edges.
Make Icing:

Stir together powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
Beat in corn syrup and vanilla extract until the icing is smooth and glossy. If it’s too thick, add a little more corn syrup.
Color the Icing (Optional):

Divide the icing into separate bowls and add food coloring as desired.
Decorate Cookies:

Decorate the cooled cookies with the icing.
Enjoy these Easy Sugar Cookies as a delicious treat, perfect for holidays, parties, or as a fun baking activity. The icing can be customized with different colors to suit any theme or occasion. 

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