Sugar Cookies

During the holiday season I make my children’s teachers homemade goodies as a thank you. This year we decided to make sugar cookies so the kids could decorate them with all sorts of fun sprinkles. I was looking forward to trying out a new cookie sheet I recently bought with Christmas shapes. When I took the cookies out of the oven, I was concerned at first because they were so golden brown, but after trying a cookie I was extremely happy with them. The cookies came out thick, soft and very delicious. My kids had a great time decorating the cookies and testing them too. What a wonderful way to spend a cold and rainy afternoon.

Sugar Cookies:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Simply Recipes
 
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a bowl.

Beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract together with a mixer; add the egg and beat until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or the freezer for 7 minutes. You want the dough to be cold because otherwise it’s too sticky to work with.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat your cookie pan with cooking spray. Once the dough is cold and less sticky. Place into the cookie pan like I used, making sure to fill them up only 2/3 full. If you are using cookie cutters, roll out the dough and cut out the desired shapes with your cutters then place on a cookie sheet with a silpat mat.

Bake for 8-9 minutes and remove from oven. Turn your pan upside down and the cookies will fall out. Let them cool on a wire rack.

Icing:

  • 3 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of butter, softened
  • Sprinkles for decorating

Mix the powdered sugar, milk, butter and vanilla together until smooth and creamy, add more milk if too thick. Frost the cookies once they have cooled completely.

Decorate the frosted cookies with lots of different sprinkles. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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    yumy — March 22, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    woww very nice :)

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    Cindy — December 3, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    Great recipe. Thanks

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