Monday, December 26, 2011

Iced Sugar Cookies

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There are many types of cookies that I prefer to Sugar Cookies (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate you see a trend?). I feel like the holiday season wouldn't be complete without them, though, so I made sure I jumped on the opportunity to make a batch before the year ended. Since they're Chris' favorite cookie, I knew they'd be gobbled up, too.

I was hesitant to try them since I had so many other treats I would rather waste my calories on, but when I did I was surprised with what I tasted. They weren't overly sweet and they were soft and chewy. Just the texture I prefer. I also knew I wanted to make an icing to accompany them, so I whipped up a basic icing using Confectioners' Sugar and that perfected them. Enjoy and happy holidays!

This (and a ton of other cookie recipes) can also be seen on SRC's site!

Printable Recipe


For cookies:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
For icing:

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tbsp. shortening
  • 3 1/2 tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, 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).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 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.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Mix all icing ingredients in a small bowl. Once combined, ice cooled cookies and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!

Source: Cookies: All Recipes; Icing: All Recipes

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