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Cookie Swap: Sugar Cookies

Every day between now and Christmas we are going to have our very own Cookie Swap! I am going to post a new cookie recipe here on my blog! If you have a recipe that you would like to post on your blog, email me the link and I will make sure to link you in one of my Cookie Swap posts!

You can email them to me at lorieblogs (at) gmail (dot) com or you can leave me a comment on this post!

I am going to start with my FAVORITE sugar cookie recipe!

What you need (for the Cookie)
1 c. butter-softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 T. cream
1 t. vanilla
1 /2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
4 c. flour

What you do:
Combine first 3 ingredients together, then add others one at a time. Mix well.
Roll out on floured pastry mat to desired thickness (leave them thick, no need to refrigerate!)
cut into shapes and bake 12 min at 350. They will still be soft, but will begin to brown around the edges.

What you need (for the frosting):
1 stick butter
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 T. cream
1 t. vanilla
food coloring

What you do:
Beat butter until creamy. Scrape bowl and add 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar, cream and vanilla. Beat until combined. Continue to add powdered sugar until desired consistency.

These are YUMMY and so soft!

Happy baking!


Kacey said...

I am loving your posts today! So many fun things to look at as usual. I can't wait to check out the bow tutorial and these cookies are making me hungry! :o)

I gave you some linky love in my post today. Woohoo!

Amy said...

Thank you! I can't wait to try it! By cream, is that like half and half?

Lorie said...

whipping cream. half and half will work too. milk even, but cream is better! ;D

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

Yummy! Do you have a guess as to how many cookies one "batch" makes? My husband is a youth pastor and the staff wives are responsible for bringing 4 dozen cookies for a reception on Sunday. These would be perfect! Also, does the icing harden like royal icing does? Or does it stay soft? I know...lots of questions. :)

m = michelle said...

my recipe hardly counts. It involves a tube and a butter knife. :)

Michelle said...

Great idea.....but it is going to make me really miss not having a working oven this holiday season!!!

Kristina P. said...

I'm kind of a cookie Nazi for my cookie swap. I don't allow chocolate chip cookies or no bakes.

Sugar cookies are in though!

Lorie said...

MJ, it varies a LOT on how thick you make them and how big you cut them out. I make pretty big and thick cookies (way too big for a reception) and I get almost 2 dozen.

I would make small circles (like silver dollar size) and if you double the recipe you should have more than enough AND some to taste! ;D

Lorie said...

Oh, and the icing stays soft. Nice and yummy soft cookies with creamy frosting!! If you want it to harden use more powdered sugar/less liquid

Anonymous said...

Those cookies sound so good. I love sugar cookies!

Mary said...

Thanks for the recipe! I have such a hard time with sugar cookies...they never turn out the way I want them to. I will definitely try these!

Renee said...

Thank you for the awesome recipe. I've been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe for a while!

I'll send you one sometime tomorrow. It's a spice cookie with a cooked butter glaze. It's good, I promise!