I don’t think much needs to be said about a basic sugar cookie, except the word YUM. These guys are so simple, yet so wonderful, especially to share! That being said, I am taking a few to my friend, who is swamped with homework, and sharing the recipe with you (lucky!).
I jazzed these cookies up for halloween, in what I think to be adorable costumes. You’re welcome to use any cookie cutters you have, or any other tools available for neat shapes. Make sure you frost these, or they certainly won’t be as good.
Basic Sugar Cookies
1 C Butter, softened
1 C Sugar
1 Tsp Pure Almond Extract
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
3 C Flour, All-Purpose
1 Tsp Baking Powder
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Cream the butter and the sugar, add eggs, and extracts and continue to beat well. Mix the baking powder in with the flour. Gradually pour the flour into the bowl, beating on low. When the dough begins to form, stop beating, and stir with a wooden spoon.
Flatten dough on a floured surface, and cut as you wish. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown.
Let your cookies cool.
Basic Frosting Recipe
1/3 C Butter, softened
3 C Powdered Sugar
3 Tbsp Milk
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla or Almond (or both) Extract
Combine butter and sugar, beating on low. Gradually add milk until desired consistency. Add more powdered sugar for a thicker icing, which will set better.
Once cooled, frost your cookies, let the frosting harden, and devour them.