Cookie exchange!!!

There is a cookie exchange party being hosted by Scrappy Jessi... if your wanting/needing some new cookie recipes go check out everyones recipes that they are sharing. I am reposting a FABULOUS recipe that I am over the moon for. 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 darker? 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.
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~


Scrappy Jessi said...

ooh la la,
these are beautiful
i will add you to the cookie list.
thanks for playing along.
have fun

Anonymous said...

Hey chickadee! I think the popcorn will have to stay in the pantry so bring on the calories!hehe big hugs


Valerie said...

What beautiful cookies - love the presentation you did with these.

Thanks for sharing this recipe!

mendytexas said...

OOH five sticks of butter...my kind of cookies!! They look incredible. Having fun at the cookie swap! :)mendy

Ginger said...

These sound great and they look beautiful. Love them. Thanks for sharing.


vivian said...

OH dear!! I think I gained weight just thinking about these!
hugs and happy weekend!

meleen dupré said...

oh these sound sooooo good!!!
thanks for sharing!!

happ baking!!

Nicki said...

I love those sugar cookies! They make my mouth water! Thanks for sharing!!