Cookies

Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is by far the best recipe I have tried and best sugar cookie I have eaten.  It is soft, chewy, sweet and delicious.  I got the recipe from one of my aunts and when she would give my family sugar cookies my brother and I would fight over them because they are that yummy.

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Inside the Wire:

-Mix the flour and soda together in a large bowl and make sure all is well incorporated and set aside.

-With an electric mixer or by hand cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and then add the eggs in one at a time mixing well after each addition and then lastly add in the vanilla and milk.

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-Next, add the dry ingredients about a cup at a time until incorporated. The dough will be very thick.  I always just mix using a fork and then once it gets too thick I just use my hands to finish.  Once dough is mixed and no longer crumbly, form into a ball.

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-Dust a surface or parchment paper with flour and sprinkle a little on top and roll out and use cookie cutters or the end of a glass for round cookies if you do not have cookie cutters.  Continue to form left over dough back into a ball and re-roll until all the dough has been used.

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-Bake until lightly golden on the bottom and let cool completely before icing.

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For the Icing:

This time I used Royal Icing because it makes the cookies prettier and much easier to decorate but is a little time-consuming to decorate.  The best, quick and easiest tutorial for royal icing I have found is on youtube Baking with Josh.

If you just want a quick creamy spreadable icing you can use my aunt’s recipe for her sugar cookies which I will add below.

 

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies:

-4 ½ cups of All-Purpose Flour

-1 teaspoon Baking Soda

-2 Eggs

-1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened

-1 cup Sugar

-1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

-5 tablespoons Milk

Royal Icing:

-check out Baking with Josh but the ingredients you will need are below:

-2lb bag of Confectioners’ Sugar

-5 tablespoons Meringue Powder

-2 teaspoons clear Vanilla

-3/4 cup of Water

Creamy Icing:

-8 tablespoons of Shortening

-4 cups Confectioners’ Sugar

-6 tablespoons Milk

-1 teaspoon clear Vanilla Extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cookies:

  1. In a medium bowl combine flour and baking soda mix until incorporated.
  2. In a separate large bowl with an electric mixer or with a fork mix butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.  Now add the vanilla and milk, mix until incorporated.
  3. Next, add the dry ingredients in increments (about a cup at a time) into the wet mixture with a fork.  Once the dough gets too thick just take your rings off and mix with your hands until the dough is no longer crumbly and hold shape.
  4. Form dough into a ball and dust a surface or parchment paper with flour and place the ball of dough on the floured surface.  Next, sprinkle the top of the dough with a little flour before rolling out.
  5. Roll out dough and cut with cookies cutters or the end of a drinking glass if you want round cookies and do not have cookie cutters.
  6. Continue to form left over dough back into a ball and re-roll until all the dough has been used.
  7. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden around the bottom.

Creamy Icing:

  1. Cream together the shortening and vanilla (use clear if you don’t want to tint your white frosting) using a fork.
  2. Gradually add 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth and no longer lumpy.
  3. Beat in remaining sugar with milk and blend until smooth.
  4. Add in food coloring if preferred and then ice the cooled off sugar cookies.

Royal Icing:

Baking with Josh

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