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Cookie Corner: Deluxe Sugar Cookies

Good news, friends, Cookie Corner is back!

I scored this recipe from a friend at work, so my apologies for not crediting the source. Regardless, I have a new favorite sugar cookie and want to share these gems with you.
The cookies are soft and chewy, the frosting squishy and delishy…a perfect springtime treat!

Deluxe Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter (softened)
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Thoroughly mix butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Blend in flour, soda, and cream of tartar. Cover; chill 2 to 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375.
Divide dough in half. Roll out on lightly floured area. Cut into desired shapes. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 6 minutes or until light brown on edge.

Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of almond extract
Dash salt
2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar

Blend cheese, milk, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add sugar, beating until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.

Learn from my mistakes:
• Be sure you don’t accidentally use an entire package of cream cheese, otherwise you’ll have a runny mess that will require exponentially more powdered sugar and salt, vanilla and almond extract. Trust me.
• I recommend using a smaller cookie cutter. I used the giant ducky one and only got about 13 cookies out of the whole batch. Plus, the cookies grow quite a bit so a big cutter yields humongous cookies.

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One response

  1. They ARE super yummy!!

    4.2.2013 at 6:15 pm

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