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Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softenedb 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 large egg 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
ICING: 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1/4 cup water 4 teaspoons meringue powder 1/4 cup light corn syrup Food coloring of choice Colored sugar and sprinkles, optional
PREPARATION 1. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Divide dough in half. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 3/16-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 5-7 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
3. Beat confectioners' sugar, water and meringue powder on low speed until blended; beat on high until soft peaks form, about 4 minutes. Add corn syrup; beat 1 minute.
4. Tint with food color…