Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

I am sure you have seen those cute iced sugar cookies in the grocery store. You may have even bought them a time or two. Maybe....Well now you will NEVER buy them again. Why you ask? Because you can make them at home! In my oh-so-humble opinion they are better! This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this Springlike Winter's day. Hate to curse it but....What is up with this weather?



4 1/2 cups ap flour
4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 sticks butter-room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
5 t vanilla
1 vanilla bean-scrapped

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt, and whisk together to blend. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar and beat together on medium-high speed until soft and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping down the bowl as needed. Blend in the vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients mixing just until incorporated and evenly mixed. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour. Once chilled, make a golf ball size ball and flatten slightly place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350' for 10 minutes. Don't bake until crisp, you want them soft. They will be slightly golden around the edges only. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes and then place on a cooling rack. Cool completely.


5 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter-melted
1 T vanilla
8 T milk-might need a little more and you might not. ;)
Food coloring

Mix powdered sugar, melted butter,vanilla, and food coloring together. Stir in your Kitchen Aid slowly. Now add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until all has been added. Whip frosting until smooth. Now frost those cookies nice and thick. heehee Store the cookies in an air tight container and enjoy!!

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  1. Those look delicious! Thank you for posting this. These are the only cookies I break down and buy, because I've never found a recipe that is yummy like that. I know what I am baking tomorrow!! :)

  2. You are sure welcome! The kiddos always want me to buy those and if I do I eat more than them. Bad mom. :) I love anything with icing!!!

  3. OH MY HECK...I just made these. The only different thing I did was make chocolate icing (cause I'm a chocoholic) and they are to die for. Can I post a link to your blog about these cookies??

  4. Well heck ya you can!! hee hee I am glad you liked them. They are really good. :) Chocolate....Sounds good too! Might make those for opening night of "Sam and Laura".

  5. I suspect the relationship of the number of cookies this recipe makes will be directly proportional to the number of cookies this man will eat.