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Sugar Cookies with Buttercream frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Sugar Cookies with Buttercream frosting, by , is from Gails Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Gail Hagen
Added: Monday, August 24, 2009


Cookie Dough:
cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
tsp vanilla
2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to main mixture. Mix until well blended. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400F. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/8 thick. Use some form of 3 cookie cutters cut cookies from dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Cookies will look white when done. They typically do not turn golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Frost with buttercream frosting and sprinkles of your choice.

Buttercream Frosting:
cup butter, at room temperature until very soft
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 Tbs milk
Ateco Soft Gel Paste Food Coloring

In a small mixer bowl cream butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 3 Tbs of milk. Beat until creamy and thick enough to spread. It may be necessary to add more milk to get the consistency desired. If you prefer, divide frosting among a few bowls and add food coloring. Makes 4 dozen 3-inch cookies.




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