August 26, 2010

Sugar Cookies and Icing

Here it is my dear friends. My favorite family tradition--yummy anytime of year!

Traditional Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter (or 1/2c shortning, 1/2c margarine as my Mama did growing up)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs & vanilla. Blend in flour, baking powder, & salt. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Heat oven at 400*. Roll dough on floured surface 1/4" thick & cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 min. or until golden on edges. Frost with Easy Creamy Icing.

Easy Creamy Icing

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
about 1 1/2 Tbsp milk
tint with food coloring if desired

Cream ingredients until smooth & of spreading consitency. Frost cookies :)

Now share with all your friends!


  1. Mmm... I still remember getting the spoons out and sneaking a bite of dough that was in the fridge. This is a great tradition.

  2. yummy is right! these sound like a must-try recipe!!