Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies by Mother on a Mission

These cookies. These cookies.

Let’s be real for a second. Is there anything tastier than a well-made sugar cookie? I’m not talking about those crumbly, under-baked messes you buy from the “bakery” section of the grocery store. I’m talking about the real thing. The homemade version, with the slightly crunchy, buttery outside and the chewy, firm inside.

My mom makes a darn good sugar cookie. But since she lives 3000 miles away, I was forced to take things into my own hands this year. And I have to say, that was a pretty good call.

And to answer my previous question? No, no there isn’t.

Frosted Sugar Cookies
cookie recipe adapted slightly from here, frosting recipe adapted slightly from here

Cookies:
1 1/4 cups butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder

1. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
2. Add in the vanilla, eggs, and milk and mix until well combined.
3. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder and mix just until everything comes together.
4. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, about an hour.
5. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness, cut cookie shapes with cookie cutters, and bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
6. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp whole milk or cream

1. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together butter and sifted powdered sugar.
2. Add vanilla and milk or cream and mix until frosting comes together.

I want to know: what’s your favorite sugar cookie occasion?

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About Abby

I'm a wife, a mom of two, and a high school teacher who loves to read, bake, cook, and be with my family.
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