Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's up Wednesday--sugar cookies

This time of year is sugar cookie time at our house.  Valentine's Day is another sugar cookie time too.  This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe, and I have shared it before, but I love it.  These cookies freeze really well.  I currently have a big bag of them in my freezer.  They are great plain too.  My bag in the freezer is slowly getting smaller and smaller :) Enjoy!

Perfect Sugar Cookies (*makes 24-30 cookies depending upon your cookie cutter size)

1 cup butter, soft
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp baking powder

Preheat over to 375.  In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar together.  Add egg and mix well.  Add all other ingredients and mix until forms a stiff dough ball.  Roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch thick--these are best rolled thick!  Then place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 5-6 minutes.  Do not over bake.  These are much better underdone than overdone.  Cool before frosting.

Best Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter, soft
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Beat butter until smooth.  Add 2 cups powdered sugar and mix--this will be dry and crumbly, then add milk and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.  Add in 1 cup of additional powdered sugar at a time beating really well after each cup until it is thick enough to frost. 

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