Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sugar Cookie Frosting

You can't have great cookies if you don't have a great frosting! Here's the one I learned from my mom:

Sugar Cookie Frosting
By Jan


2 Tablespoons  Milk
1 stick              butter
1 Tablespoon    vanilla
1 pound            powdered sugar
Dash                salt


Combine wet ingredients until smooth.

Slowly add powdered sugar until desired consistency.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sugar Cookies

Back in college, I used to make these sugar cookies just to have dough in the freezer. There were times friends would even pay me money to make the dough for them to eat. It's my mom's recipe and I consider myself lucky that she's been willing to share it with me.

In addition to great tasting dough, these make the best sugar cookies I've ever tasted, very similar to a pink frosting cookie sold in stores.

There are two tricks to baking these cookies.

First, be sure to combine the butter & sugar and beat until very light in color. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy. Don't rush this step!!!!

The second important step is to take them out when they've just finished baking. If you wait until they turn brown, the cookies will be very dry and crumbly.

Sugar Cookies
By Jan


1 ½ sq.      Butter
1 cup        Sugar
3               Eggs
1 TBSP     Baking Powder
3 ½ cups   Flour
¼ tsp        Salt
2 TBSP     Vanilla


Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

Add remaining ingredients.

Bake cookies at 350 for 6-7 minutes - do not over bake!