Sugar Cookies

Katrina Freed

By
@Kat19702

Soft and delicious

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
a crowd
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH

2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1 c
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
1
egg
2 Tbsp
orange juice
1 Tbsp
vanilla
colored sugars or sprinkles

BUTTER CREAM ICING

1 c
butter, cold
3 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
food coloring of choice
Splash
milk

Step-By-Step

1Measure out flour, baking powder and nutmeg in a small bowl
2In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar
3Beat egg in small bowl
4Add orange juice and vanilla to egg and mix gently
5Add egg mixture and dry ingredients to butter and sugar mixture alternately
6Divide dough into thirds and refrigerate 2-3 hours
7Heat oven to 350 degrees
8Roll out dough (1/4" think) on a floured board, cut into desired shapes, then place on an ungreased cookie sheet one inch apart
9Sprinkle with colored sugars or bake plain to be frosted when cool
10Bake 9 minutes till edges are light brown
11While cookies are baking prepare buttercream icing
12Cream butter till smooth using electric mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar. Add flavorings and food coloring if desired. If icing is still too thick to frost add a splash of milk
13Frost cooled cookies and decorate as desired

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #Christmas, #cookie, #sugar