Sugar Cookies & Butter Icing

It's fall, and fall makes me want to make cookies! We have a Wilton Halloween molded cookie sheet and a Christmas one as well, perfect for making shaped sugar cookies you can decorate. Here's my recipe for Sugar Cookies and our favourite Butter Icing..

Recipe

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: 
1C (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2C sugar
1 egg
1 1/2t vanilla extract
2 3/4C flour
1t salt

Step 1:
In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until well blended.

Step 2:
Beat in egg and vanilla

Step 3:
Combine flour and salt, add to mixture and beat, this dough always appears very crumbly at this point, after beating form it into a ball with your hands and it always comes together

Step 4:
At this point I press into my molded cookie sheet, you can also roll and cut out shapes (I prefer these cookies to be thick) Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes, do not decorate until completely cool

Butter Icing

Ingredients: 
1 1/2C icing sugar
3T butter, softened
1T vanilla extract
1T milk
food colouring (optional)

Step 1:
Combine sugar, butter, vanilla and milk, beat until creamy.  Go slow with the milk, you make need a bit more or less.

Step 2:



Stir is drops of food colouring if desired

Step 3:
Spread or pipe on cooled cookies, let set for a few minutes



Family Thoughts: 


We love these cookies, they travel well to bring to family events and classroom treats.


2 comments :

  1. I love Sugar Cookies, they are one of my favorites. I'm so glad you make yours with butter, I hate when people use margarine as they just don't taste as rich.

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  2. these are lovely cookies. I think that butter has to be used or the taste just isn't the same. When I lived in Germany, going back some years now, they used to reduce the price of butter so that everyone could afford to bake all the wonderful cookies that a German Advent involves - those were the days :-)

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