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Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 16: Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Day 16: Best Ever Sugar Cookies

All-time favorite sugar cookie recipe- would love to give someone credit for it, but I found it online years ago. Wanna try some? Here you go!

Sarah’s Favorite Sugar Cookies
· 1 cup softened butter
· 1 cup brown sugar, packed
· 2 ½ cups flour, sifted
· 1 ½ tsp. almond extract
· 1 tsp. vanilla
· ¼ tsp. salt
· 1 large egg

Mix butter, brown sugar, egg, almond extract & vanilla. Mix well with a hand mixer. Stir in salt and mix in flour. Mix until smooth. Place on wax paper and roll out gently. Use a cookie cutter to get cookies. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 9 minutes.
Once these are cool, I like to glaze them in powdered sugar icing and saturate them in sprinkles…
Powdered Sugar Icing
· 1 cup powdered sugar
· ¼ tsp. vanilla
· milk

Whisk in milk until you achieve the consistency of runny glue. (Technical, I know.) Stir in the vanilla and food coloring. Toss the cookies in the icing, face down. Swirl them around to cover the tops, shake off excess glaze, shake on sprinkles, set on wax paper to harden.

These cookies are a good choice to make with kids, though you may need to add in a little extra flour to make the dough sturdier. Roll out to between ¼ and ½ inch for the littles, and help them get the cookies up with a scraper. When they help, I let them use frosting from a can and their own sprinkles- the glaze is just too runny for them to manage.

Have fun- send me pictures and let me know what you think if you try this recipe!

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