@Anupama Joshi posted:
@Econlady: Thank you for your inputs.
I reduced the quantities to experiment and see what it does to the taste of the cookie. When I was using the original recipe the people who tasted the cookies said they had a buttery after taste and with royal icing the cookie tasted almost too sweet. So, I reduced the sugar to make the cookie less sweet, so that with Royal Icing, the cookies did not taste too sweet. I reduced the butter to make the buttery after taste go away.
Also, dough wasn't lumpy, on the contrary it was flaky and was coming apart as I was trying to roll it
Try a different butter or recipe rather than modifying your recipe. For a long time I used my sugar cookie recipe, but recently I tried Julia ushers gingerbread recipe for making 3D projects. It’s delicious and makes beautiful cookies. It’s also very soft. Personally I ignore comments of too sweet. If you don’t want sweet don’t eat a sugar cookie or something covered in icing. Good luck!