Soft and Chewy Frosted Sugar Cookies

I could forever eat these cookies ( well if it was possible ). These are so good! I hope you go whip up a batch of these soon.

DSC01443

You know the sugar cookies that come in the package at the bakery section of your grocery store? The ones that are always decorated to fit the season? Well, I love those cookies! Anytime I bought cookies those would be it. Now, I have a recipe that I can make at home that taste 100 percent better. These have no artificial taste just pure buttery and delicious!

I  wanted a recipe that was tried and true and delicious that I could make for my family on special occasions and holidays ( even though as we try and eat more healthy, sugar is to be limited). This recipe is it. I don’t need to look no further. My whole family can say that these are total yum because we gobbled them up. What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than to make these delicious cookies for those you love?

DSC01438

There is a key to sugar cookie success. First don’t over bake them! I  am talking about 7 minutes and 8 minutes at the max. Next, roll them thick. Roll at least 1/4 inch thick if not even thicker ( which I tend to do ).

What type of sugar cookie to you tend to love?

Soft and Chewy Frosted Sugar Cookies – My Favorite

Note: If you do not like cream cheese you can definitely leave it out. The cream cheese just adds a richer flavor.

Ingredients

1 cup of unsalted butter, softened

2 tablespoons of cream cheese, softened

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of almond extract

3 cups of flour

3 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400

2 Mix dry ingredients in the bowl and set aside.

3. In a separate bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time on a slower speed. Then add vanilla and almond extract.

4. Add the dry ingredients in slowly. Chill the dough for at least an hour.

5. Roll the dough out at least 1/4 inch thick or slightly bigger and cut into to shapes with a cookie cutter.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 8 minutes.

7. Let the  cookies cool before frosting.

The Frosting

1/3 cup of butter, melted

1 tablespoon of vanilla

3 tablespoons of milk

5-6 cups of powdered sugar

food coloring (optional)

sprinkles (optional)

Beat all the liquid ingredients together and add the powdered sugar in 1 cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

Recipe source: Faesbakery

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s