Sunday, April 24, 2011

Delicious Sugar Cookies

Love is in the air!  It's definitely wedding season around here, and I'm so happy for my sweet newlywed friends!  I made these cookies in their honor.

These cookies really are delicious.  They're buttery and wonderful.  It's almost a bad thing that it makes 3 dozen cookies; it's next to impossible to eat just one.  You should definitely follow the recipe and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.  If you're going to roll out the dough and cut it into shapes, have plenty of flour on your hands and your work surface; you should also work quickly because it isn't the friendliest dough to work with once it starts getting warm.  I only had time to cut out a few hearts before it started sticking to everything, and I resigned to round drop cookies and eating the raw dough (which is outstanding, by the way). 

Congratulations to the Joiners and the Pettys!  I'm so happy for you!

Delicious Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) softened butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat eggs into mixture one at a time.  Then add milk and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into butter mixture.  Cover dough, and chill for at least one hour. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.   On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness.  Cut into desired shapes, and place shapes on cookie sheet.  Bake for 7-9 minutes on cookie sheet; cool on wire racks completely before frosting. 


  1. I'm going to have to try this recipe! I'm still looking for the perfect vanilla sugar cookie recipe. (I usually use chocolate because I'm so undecided on vanilla sugar cookies.)

  2. I bet they loved your cookies. I know I would. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.