Frosted Sugar Cookies
by Sandra Davenport, Cookie Club Member
Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com
Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Level: Baking Experience Helpful
Yield: 6 Dozen Cookies
Soft old fashioned sugar cookies warm out of the oven. You can serve these cookies simple as is, or frost and decorate when cooled. Eileen's original recipe makes a very large batch so when we baked them up we cut the recipe in half. We also used a sugar icing with holiday food coloring. Next time we may even add sprinkles!
4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. margarine
2 c. milk
4 tsp. baking powder
10 to 12 c. flour
Icing, if desired (recipe below)
Mix sugar, vanilla and margarine together.
Add eggs. Add milk slowly.
Add dry ingredients.
Refrigerate dough at least 2 hours.
Roll out on a well floured cutting board to 1/8-inch thick. Cut out cookies in shapes desired. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes.
Cool, frost, and decorate as desired.
Editor's Note: Here's a recipe for one of our favorite sugar cookie icings...
Sugar Cookie Icing
1 c. confectioners' sugar, sifted
2-3 tsp. milk
2 tsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, or other flavoring
Food coloring, if desired