Divide your dough in half and only work with one half at a time, while the other is refrigerated. This keeps the dough cool and workable while you roll it out and cut out your shapes. Roll dough out onto a floured work-surface until you have about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut your stocking cookies out with a 2 1/2 "-3" stocking shaped cookie cutter. Lay your shapes out onto a cookie sheet and put in freezer for about 10 minutes.
After your dough has set in freezer for 10 minutes, remove and transfer to an ungreased baking sheet and bake according to package directions. After cookies are done, transfer to wire racks to cool. It is important to transfer to wire racks to allow air to completely surround each cookie.
Repeat whole procedure with 2nd half of dough.
When cookies are completely cooled on wire racks, it is time to begin "painting" your Christmas stockings. Combine the confectioners sugar, lemon juice and the water, stirring until smooth. Use your red food paste coloring to tint your red icing. The amount you use is to taste, depending on how deep of a red you are going for. I prefer a deep red, as I feel it is more of a Christmas red. Use a small brush to paint your icing onto each cookie, using the picture as an example, if you wish. Led red icing dry before you move to your white icing.
To make your white icing: beat the 1.5 TBL of butter in an electric mixer until smooth & creamy. Add the remaining cup of confectioners sugar & the milk and continue beating until you have a creamy texture. Stir in your vanilla extract. Place icing into a piping bag and fit with a No. 2 tip. Pipe the tip of the boots with white trim. to make the boots personalized and more fun, take some time to pipe names on the cookies as well.
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|Serving Size: 1 Dozen (514g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2.5|
|Calories from Fat: 445 (22%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 49.5g||66 %|
|Saturated Fat 15.2g||76 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 25.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 5.7g|
|Cholesterol 77.6mg||24 %|
|Sodium 914.2mg||32 %|
|Potassium 340.7mg||9 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 390.4g||115 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 388.9g|
|Protein 8.8g||13 %|
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Calories per serving: 2005
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