2.10.2009

Betcha Wish You Were My Kid's Teacher Cookies

My sister gave me this award winning sugar cookie recipe - they're thick, soft, and turn out perfectly, and the frosting is great! This recipe is doubled so it makes a ton...

2 c. sugar
4 sticks butter (2 c.) - softened (DO NOT MELT)
4 eggs (room temp)
1/2 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. cream of tartar
7 c. flour (plus more for rolling out)

Cream sugar and butter til fluffy. Slowly add eggs, milk and vanilla. Once incorporated, mix in baking soda, cream of tartar and flour. Chill for at least an hour. Flour the space you will roll out the dough - roll about 1/2" thick (the thicker the dough, the fluffier the cookie). Use desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool on rack and then frost:

Mix 1 pound sifted powdered sugar with 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening and 2 teaspoons pure vanilla. Gradually add 1/4 cup scant hot water. Add food coloring if desired.p.s. since I can't find my camera, I stole this picture from google. I promise mine look the same!

4 comments:

Brad, Rebecca, Jacob said...

Those look so good! I need a good sugar cookie recipe, I may have to try them :)

Dallessandro Family said...

Yum- I just might have to make these tomorrow! Thanks!

Erin said...

Beautiful! Those are masterpieces! :) It was fun to get your post at the Sisters Cafe - and cool that you know Mindy. :) Your blog looks yummy! I went to your family blog first, that you left in your comment, and you have a cute family. :)
Erin (one of the sisters)

Porters said...

These look delicious! I might just have to try these out. I am constanly trying to find a good recipe for sugar cookies.