1. Unsalted butter 2. Granulated sugar 3. Eggs 4. Vanilla extract 5. All-purpose flour 6. Salt 7. Powdered sugar 8. Milk 9. Light corn syrup

Step 1

Beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for 4-5 minutes or until light and fluffy in a large bowl.

Step 2

Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract and beat until combined.

Step 3

On low speed, slowly add flour and salt to butter mixture. Do not over mix but make sure all the flour is incorporated.

Step 4

Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.

Step 5

Add some powdered sugar to rolling pin. Roll each portion out onto a piece of parchment to ¼″ thickness. Chill in fridge for 1 hour.

Step 6

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove dough from fridge and use a cookie cutter to cut in shapes.

Step 7

Transfer the cut cookie dough to the prepared baking sheet. Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all is used.

Step 8

Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.

Step 9

Make the glaze while cookies are cooling. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, milk, corn syrup, vanilla extract and salt.

Step 10

Decorate the cookies however you'd like the with glaze icing. The icing should be completely set in 24 hours.

Pro Tips

1. All refrigerated items for this homemade sugar cookies recipe should be at room temperature. 2. Use parchment paper and add powdered sugar to rolling pin when rolling out cookie dough so it doesn't stick. 3. Roll out sugar cookie dough first before placing in fridge for 1 hour so it is easier to roll.