Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

COOKIES

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 tsp baking powder (equal to 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp)
  • ½ cup milk

FROSTING

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Dash of salt

Instructions:

COOKIES

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs one by one until mixed.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt, and baking powder. Combine wet ingredients, dry ingredients, and milk.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, drop dough about 1 ½ – 2” apart on a greased cookie sheet, pressing lightly on the top so they rest flat.
  5. If you would like to use a cookie cutter, refrigerate dough for 2 hours and then roll out onto a floured surface until it’s 1/4″ thick. Punch out your desired shapes and follow baking instructions below.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes (10 if using a small cookie scoop) and remove from pan immediately onto a cooling rack. It’s extremely difficult to tell when sugar cookies are finished baking, therefore, I stick with cooking time pretty strictly.

FROSTING

  1. Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add the remaining ingredients and whip until smooth. Tint frosting with food coloring if you’d like.
  2. Once cookies are cooled completely, frost generously and enjoy!

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