Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{Recipe} Who Else Wants Cookies?

(Image & Recipes Courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess)
      There’s just something about frosted sugar cookies that makes everything right with the world for just one moment…  The soft, cake like cookie with that oh so good dreamy creamy icing, yes please!  Here is a recipe we stumbled upon from the fun blog site, Hostess with the Mostess that will help create those “life is good” moments.  Treat yourself & don’t worry about the calories today. You know what they say… a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand :-) Happy Baking!!

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400º.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl & set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until mixed well. Add the dry ingredients in slowly & mix well. Chill for at least an hour to stiffen the dough. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin & cut shapes with cookie cutters OR form dough balls and flatten into thick circles with your hands.
Bake 8-10 mins or until just the edges of cookies start to turn a very, very light golden brown. Don’t over-bake. For an extra-doughy consistency, remove the cookies before the edges start to brown.
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 Tbsp milk
1 egg yolk (optional)
5-6 cups powdered sugar (thicken to desired consistency)
food coloring
Whisk butter, vanilla, milk and egg yolk together. Slowly mix in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the frosting reaches your desired consistency. If it gets too thick, add more milk in very small amounts, about 1 tsp at a time.

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