Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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
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. ;)
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!!