Tis' the season for sugar cookies, decorations and little extra helpers in the kitchen.
We came home from church today and it was one of those, "I-feel-like-baking -days". The first thing that came to mind were these sugar cookies. This recipe was given to me by my Auntie Kathy. She is one great cook, and I love all her little treats too. This is a fool proof recipe and I LOVE IT!
2/3 C. butter, softened (or 1.5 sticks)
3/4 C. Sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. Almond extract
4 Tbsp. milk
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 C. flour - ADD LAST -
|Butter, sugar and egg into a mixing bowl|
|Cream butter, Sugar and egg|
|Once creamed, add the extracts, milk and baking powder, then mix again.|
|Once mixed, add the flour, and mix again.|
|Place your dough on a floured surface|
|Roll out and cut.|
|I had my little helper with me.|
|Cut, and place on baking sheet. I use parchment paper on mine.|
Bake at 350 for about 8 min.
|These are how mine look when I bake them. I like mine SOFT, and so I don't cook them long. Maybe only 8 min. The thicker the cookie, the longer the cooking time...maybe only by a minute though.|
|Next, let the cookies cool.|
Then prepare the frosting/glaze.
In a small bowl mix together:
2 Tbsp butter softened (not melted)
2 C. powdered sugar + 1 tbsp
2 Tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. Almond extract
|Here's your final sugar cookie. |
Don't go and buy the pre-made sugar cookie dough at the store. Try this first.
Have fun making them...that's what counts.
Recipe courtesy of Kathy Crockett (my food-tastic auntie)