Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mom's Best Ever Sugar Cookies

All my life, Mom has made heart-shaped sugar cookies each February. I've tried a lot of sugar cookies and none even come close to Mom's recipe. They are the best! Give them a try. These can be iced in delicious buttercream, or you can use the recipe found here. The good thing about this recipe is that it is AMAZING for decorating, but isn't like concrete the way royal icing is.

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 tsp. baking powder
4 cups flour


Directions:

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat in baking powder and then flour.
Refrigerate dough for an hour or two (the more chilled it is, the easier it is to handle when you're rolling and cutting shapes).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Roll out and cut on floured surface. (Try to minimize re-kneading and rolling, as this makes the cookies tougher). Bake for about eight minutes. Frost, decorate and share!

8 comments:

Tawnie said...

I LOVE these cookies. They are so delicious and so simple. Leave it to me though, no matter how much I love these, I always seem to go for a more complicated sugar cookie recipe. This year I'm trying Kneaders sugar cookies. Thanks for posting. This is a definitely must have recipe. (I look forward to them every year).

LL said...

I LOVE THIS RECIPE BLOG!!!!
Such great recipes shared, thank you!!!

Leslie said...

these really are the greatest sugar cookies EVER. every year, we all look forward to valentines day because valentines day is the only day mom makes them anymore. so, valentines day is always a special treat for us all because mom still makes them even though we all have our own kids now.

thanks mom! love you!

Leslie said...

p.s. karey, these are decorated RIDICULOUSLY cute. LOVE them.

Scott / Lori said...

These are my favorite sugar cookies. They have such a great flavor and texture. I need to whip some up for Valentine's Day, but I don't think I will be able to decorate them like THAT! So cute.

Kristi said...

Those are SO SO SO cute. I wouldn't be able to eat them they are so cute. I do need to know your frosting recipe though. Mine never looks like that.

Leslie said...

ok, kristi and i made these today.
Mmmmm... they were good... as usual.
we have each eaten at least 10-15 cookies in the last few hours. :)
and plan to eat several more before the night is through.

Anonymous said...

These cookies are adorable. Where can I find the recipe for the icing that you mention? The only that I could find on this site was for buttercream

Thanks!