1 c. butter 1 1/2 c. sugar 2 eggs 3 Tbsp. cold water 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 4 c. flour
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, water, and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift the salt, baking soda, and flour together, then add to the butter mixture. Roll dough into a disc between sheets of parchment paper and place in a large ziplock bag. Chill in fridge for a few hours at least. Roll out thin and cut shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack and spread with frosting.
2 1/4 c. powdered sugar 3 Tbsp. water 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup 2 tsp. butter food coloring (optional)
Mix all together, adding powdered sugar gradually.