February 02, 2015

Soft and Yummy Sugar Cookies

These are perfect for your favorite Valentine, school teachers, friends, or just for yourself. Go on and make a batch. You deserve a treat!

1 1/2 cups butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


In large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover the dough and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight if you prefer.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Roll out your dough on floured surface to desired thickness. Cut into shapes with your favorite cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes Cool and then frost with your favorite frosting or

5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
6-8 Tbsp cream (plus more, as needed)
Food coloring (optional)


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