Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Look no further for the best rolled sugar cookie recipe ever! These cookies hold their shape, are soft, chewy, and packed with vanilla flavor. Perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas cookies! 

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Servings: 5 dozen

Sugar Cookies:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-4 Tbs. whipping cream
food coloring (optional)

1. In an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake cookies for 6 to 8 min. Cool completely. 

4. In an electric mixer, mix butter and powdered sugar until blended on low speed. Then add vanilla extract and whipping cream until desired consistency. 

5. Frost cookies and enjoy! 

For high altitude (over 3,500 ft.) add an extra ¼ cup flour
Recipe source: adapted from allrecipes and recipegirl

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