Monday, March 16, 2009

Sugar Cookies


I am a sucker for a good FROSTED sugar cookie! I am always trying to find the perfect recipe, and I think I just hit the jackpot. My definition of a great sugar cookie is chewy, soft, moist, tastes great with or without frosting, and easy to make, as in NO REFRIGERATING. And this recipe accomplishes all of these. I don't know how it would be rolled out because I always just do drop cookies. I got this recipe off of allrecipes.com but used less flour than it called for.

Sugar Cookies

1 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
2 3/4 C flour (I used 2 1/2 C)

Preheat oven to 375. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined. The dough is really thick and takes a while to get the flour mixed in, I stirred until it formed a ball and all the flour was incorporated. Place rounded teaspoonfuls (I used my cookie scoop that is probably more like a Tablespoon) onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the are light brown on the edges and look dry on top. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire rack.
Ice, if desired, with butter cream frosting.

Butter Cream Frosting

1/3 C butter, softened
4 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
1/4 C milk
a dash of salt

Mix all ingredients to spreading consistency. Add sugar or milk to desired consistency. Add food coloring if you want to. Decorate as you wish.

P.S. I got a new camera, could you tell?! I am so excited, I can barely stand it!
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1 comment:

  1. Okay can I just say that you are AMAZING and AWESOME and I love that you post new recipes! I haven't tried any of them yet because Bubs has decided to do his Body for Life so my treat-making is limited HOWEVER the pics are to die for and I'm actually craving sugar cookies big time. Hmm...I'll make some tomorrow I think. So keep me it up Kate because I read it! Love you.

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