Cream the butter and 2 cups of sugar first with 3 eggs and 2tsp of vanilla. Then add the rest of the wet ingredients.
Mix the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda and salt in separate bowl, then add dry ingredients as you mix.
Mix well all the dry ingredient.
Add half of it and stir well then add the rest.
Turn the dough onto a long piece of saran wrap and make it into a nice bundle.
Now chill the dough for at least 4-5 hours in the fridge. Overnight is best.
Rest for 5 minutes before using it.
Plan the icing design.
Press it flat and make it as same thickness, cut the shape you want.
Per heat 375 degree and bake for 6-10 minutes, no need to wait until color turn brown.
The icing is pretty liquid and keep dripping, prepare some toothpick to fix it.
I tried to draw a outline for icing but the result not really that good to help make better icing design.
Finally I pick the best one for my Mother's Day gift!