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Best Sugar Cookies Ever * Food & Drink

This is my mom's sugar cookie recipe minus the shortening. I always use real butter when a recipe calls for margarine or shortening, to me it tastes better. This is a great recipe. The cookies are soft & tasty. The buttercream frosting recipe is one I learned in my culinary class in high school. We had to make 10 batches of it for a giant cake that year. It has a nice creamy texture. In the cookies pictured above I use 1 teaspoon of lemon flavoring and 1/2 teaspoon of almond flavoring. It turned out soooo yummy! Have fun Valentine treat making!

Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup soften butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs sour milk ( to sour milk add a tsp of lemon juice)
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees-cream butter with sugar eggs milk & vanilla- add baking soda, baking powder, & salt- mix in flour- cover & chill for about 4 hours in fridge or 1 hour in freezer. Roll out dough on floured parchment then cut in to shapes with cookie cutter- Bake for 7 minutes & check for light golden colored cookies- Cool then frost

Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbs milk

Cream butter & vanilla slowly mix in powdered sugar add milk as needed for desired consistency. Add food coloring of choice alternative ideas use almond or lemon flavoring in place of vanilla.