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Sugar Cookies & Decorator Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Sugar Cookies & Decorator Frosting, by , is from 50TH ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sheila Bennett
Added: Tuesday, May 12, 2009


1 cup butter
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups Crisco
1 tsp butter flavoring
1 T vanilla
1/4 tsp almond flavoring
2 lb pkg powdered sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup water

COOKIES: mix butter, cream cheese and sugar with mixer until fluffy. Add egg, baking powder and vanilla; mix just until blended. Gradually add flour. Shape into 1 large or 2 small disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill dough 2 hours before use. Cut out and bake cookies at 325 for 10-12 minutes or until the bottom side of cookies start to brown. (I normally take cookies out while they are still soft on top--this seems to make cookies softer once cooled.)

FROSTING: mix Crisco with mixer until fluffy. Add butter butter flavoring, almond flavoring and vanilla. Add 1/4 cup water and 1/2 of powdered sugar. Mix until powdered sugar is incorporated. Add remaining powdered sugar gradually. Add additional water to make frosting consistency to your liking.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Almond flavoring is part of the basic frosting recipe I originally learned. However, over the last couple years I have experimented with a few other flavorings. You can usually find flavors like raspberry in the spice aisle of the grocery store, or I use candy flavorings (found at a cake decorating store). If you substitute candy flavoring, only use 2 drops in the frosting since they are extremely concentrated. These cookies get rave reviews every time I make them, and they stay moist for weeks in an airtight container. Have fun!




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