Sugar cookies for spring
I don't necessarily eat a lot of sweets, but when I do, I want them to be really good. (Translation: no jam in my Christmas cookies!!!) I did come across this sugar cookie recipe (posted within the first comment) from a Martha Stewart article not so long ago, and can honestly say it's the best sugar cookie I've ever made. Here is a slightly different sugar cookie recipe from Martha's site that might be worth trying, and the accompanying royal icing recipe. (I have never tried it with meringue powder, but it takes a long time to dry with the egg white. But it's good!) A good idea for easy Easter egg cut-out cookies. My best advice on these: make the dough first and chill it. I tried to skip this step, and my cookies were a bit unruly as a result. They spread out a little more than I might have hoped, which is why more generic (i.e., circles, egg shapes, stars) cookies work better than really detailed ones. But if you get creative with the icing, you can cover anything up.
My original sugar cookie recipe comes from a childhood Sesame Street book - Cookie Monster's Sugar Cookies. My aunt and mom both asked me for the recipe again last year, since they remembered making them when I was a toddler. They're good, a little too flour-y, but better eaten just as dough than baked! (We used to make them and they'd never make it to the oven). Oh well!