Friday, February 13, 2009

Best Sugar Cookies & Frosting

These are the never fail kind of sugar cookie. They hold together really well, taste great, and really easy! Thanks to my mother-in-law Stephanie for handing down the best recipes!!

The Best Sugar Cookies

3/4 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder

Mix eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Blend in flour and baking powder. Cover and chill about 1 hour. Roll out dough on a floured and sugared board. Keep about 1/4 inch thick. Cut and bake until bottom edges are lightly golden. at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, less or more depending on the size. Let rest on hot pan a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Makes 4 dozen 3 inch cookies. Top with the Best Frosting Recipe!

The Best Frosting

1 c butter
1 tsp almond extract
approx. 4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk

Cream butter until fluffy. Add almond extract. Beat in sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk and beat at high until fluffy.

This is the recipe from the Valentines Day cookie decorating play-group post!

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