Friday, December 12, 2008

Soft Sugar Cookies

This recipe is like those Lofthouse Cookies at the store.

Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

Mix till creamy:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar

Add, mix again:
3 beaten eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift and mix with sugar mixture, just until combined:
3 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp.salt

Roll dough on lightly floured surface and cut with a simple cookie cutter. I cut these cookies thick, about 1/2 inch. *This is a really soft dough, try not to add too much flour so your cookies will stay soft and moist.

Bake @ 425 for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden.

Basic Frosting Recipe

1/3 c. butter
3 c. powdered sugar
3 tbsp. cream or milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat together all ingredients until smooth.

*You can also add a little extra milk or cream to the recipe to thin it down into a glaze. This makes frosting really easy! Just turn the cookies upside down and dip in the glaze and let it roll down the sides or set cookies on a cooking rack and drizzle the glaze over the top. (Make sure you allow plenty of time for the glaze to dry before stacking)

Sprinkle with Jimmies.

This recipe is adapted from EnslavedbyFaeries at Squidoo

1 comment:

The Blonde Duck said...

My Dad loves those cookies! Wonderful!