2/9/09

Mmm-mmm Monday~

Here is a wonderful sugar cookie recipe. It is absolutely fabulous, no lie. When you make these cookies you also need to make a bowl of air popped pop corn-- (for YOU to eat) and invite your super-skinny friends over because these suckers are loaded with calories! The cookies plus the frosting take a total of 5 sticks of butter!Sugar cookies~
3 cups powdered sugar
2 cups butter or margarine, softened (thats 4 sticks!)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar


1. In a large bowl, beat together the 3 cups powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
2. Heat oven to 375°F. Divide dough into fourths. On lightly floured surface, roll each half 1/8 inch thick. I always add more flour to the dough as it is super sticky. I would say I add about 1/2 a cup to each dough (fourth....) so it doesn't stick to the rolling pin/cookie cutter and plastic cutting mat. Then cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. I put 8 on each cookie sheet~
3. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Did you know that a dark cookie sheet cooks things faster and darkter? Anywho, once cooked, cool completely, about 30 minutes. Then frost away! Here is a wonderful frosting recipe that sets up nicely so you can stack the cookies...and it stays semi-soft.
Frosting:
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring of your choice & sprinkles if you desire~
I had said I was going to put up a Mr. Linky for people to link up to share recipes, but it was to complicated for my pea-sized brain to figure out-- that combined with my laziness to read & figure it out put "Mr. Linky" on hold for a long time lol....sooooooooo if you'd like to share a recipe, leave a comment and I'll place you right *here* with a link to your blog. If not, seriously, go make these sugar cookies.... you'll thank me!

4 comments:

B said...

Those cookies look really good, but seriously, 5 sticks of butter? Are you becoming Paula Deen? lol I am wanting to join your Mmm-mmm Monday, but gotta get my camera fixed so I can take pics. And I'm glad you're not doing the Mr. Linky thing, 'cause I've never figured that one out!
O, and thanks for the advice on "pre-posting". Yes, I had figured out how to do that - if you check out the times of my postings lately, you'll see they always come up shortly after midnight, because I've preset them to do so.
Looks like it's going to be a fun Valentine's day for you with your new granddaughter's arrival that day. I love new babies...they're all warm and sweet and pink and red. Perfect for Valentine's. Have a great week. :0)

bec4 said...

I will be making these this week-mmm! Congrats on the almost arrival of your granddaughter.

vivian said...

printed this recipe out! will probably make them tomorrow night!
thanks
vivian

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