Excellent Sugar Cookies

by adustyframe ~ February 23rd, 2009

Last week, a friend sent me a box that included several of these cookies. I asked her for the recipe which she had found somewhere. This is what she sent me.

1c Butter
2c White Sugar
4 Eggs
1c Milk

5c Flour
1/2 t. Salt
3 t. Baking Powder
1 t. Vanilla

Preheat your oven to 375 Fahrenheit and lightly grease your cookie sheets.

Cream the butter and sugar together.

Add eggs 1 at a time and mix well.

Stir in Milk and Vanilla

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together and stir it into the cream mixture until well blended.

Drop HEAPING spoonfuls on your cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. These cookies are meant to be LARGE, approx 3″-4″ in diameter.

They will not get brown on top, the bottom edges will start to get brown and they will bounce back to the touch, so you will know they are done.

Cool on wire racks before frosting.

They cannot be rolled out, the dough is like a thick cake batter and these cookies will be cake like.  They are not very pretty on their own, which is why the pink frosting is used.

Changes

I made these again last week with 3 eggs (instead of 4),

I used 7oz of milk instead of a full cup (8oz),

and I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla, and I liked them A LOT better.

I also found the strawberry frosting at Wal-mart and they were delicious.

Ice with Buttercream frosting

In a Medium Bowl, put in 1/2 stick of Butter (it doesn’t taste the same with Margarine) and 1/2 cup shortening.

With your mixer, mix the two together on low.

Add 1/4 bag of powdered sugar, and mix on medium speed until it starts clumping together, add the other 1/2 stick of butter and continue mixing on medium speed.

Add 1/4 bag of powdered sugar and keep mixing on medium until it starts looking like frosting (sometimes you have to mix for a couple of minutes until it looks like frosting) add another1/4 bag of powdered sugar and mix on med-high for 3-4 minutes until it is a fluffy frosting consistency.

You can divide the frosting into 2 or 3 bowls and add color.

This frosting should be stored in the fridge.  At room temperature, it has a soft consistency (depending on how long you mix it, the longer you mix it, the softer it will be.) Straight from the fridge, it will be a lot firmer.

Lizzie

2 Thoughts Shared to Excellent Sugar Cookies

  1. Tara

    Yum! Sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to try these!

  2. theprincessofquitealot

    These sound so good. Thanks for sharing!

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