• 2 ⅛ cups white sugar
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 4eggs
  • 6egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water or as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each. Mix in vanilla extract. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour.


  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

  • Step 4

    To make frosting, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. gradually add enough hot water to achieve a spreadable consistency. Spread over warm cookies.

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