Monday, April 13, 2009

Sugar Cookies of Spring

Our oldest son loves sugar cookies. To celebrate spring, we made some cookies.

Everyone lend a hand, from making the dough, rolling it out and decorating.

This recipe is from my mother. It truly is one of the most delicious sugar cookies ever.

White Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1. Mix sugar, butter, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and chill 2-3 hours.
2. Heat oven to 375°. Divide dough into thirds. On lightly floured board roll each third of dough about 1/8" thick. Cut dough using cookie cutters. Place about an inch apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar (or leave plain and frost after baked and cooled). Bake 7-8 minutes until light brown. If frosting cookies, cool completely.

Sugar Frosting Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk
1-2 drops food coloring, if desired

Mix together, adding milk by drops to get desired consistency (like a thick milk shake that's just starting to thaw).

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