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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sweet Sweets - World's Best Sugar Cookies



The World’s Best Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
½ cup powdered sugar                             
½ cup white sugar
½ cup butter                                             
½ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla                                                
1 egg
¼ tsp almond extract                                
2 ½ cup flour
½ tsp salt                                                    
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cream of tartar


Directions
  1. cream sugars, butter, and oil until light and fluffy
  2. add egg, vanilla and almond, beat until combined
  3. Sift in dry ingredients
  4. Mix until dough forms ball and pulls away from sides of bowl
  5. Turn out onto plate, cover and place in refrigerator for 1 hour to chill
  6. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes
  7. Bake at 350 degree for 8-12 min
  8. Let cool and frost
  9. Store in an air tight container for up to a week, makes about 2 dozen cookies

Basic Buttercream Frosting 
*Cut recipe in half for sugar cookies
*Make full recipe for cupcakes
*Double for a cake (that you frost down the sides and in between layers)

½ stick softened butter
3-4 cups powdered sugar
up to ¼ cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract, clear
food coloring
  1. Mix butter, vanilla and powdered sugar in mixer with whisk attachment
  2. Add small amounts of water until you reach desired consistency
  3. Add color and mix until dispersed
Color Flow Icing Recipe 

*For Flowing Icing that Hardens but still tastes great use this recipe. 

*It's basically the Wilton Recipe with a few improvements 



2 1/2 tbsp water
2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp Wilton Meringue Powder (Pictured above)
*1/4-1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
*1/4-1/2 tsp butter extract 

Mix in stand mixer on low for 5 min until smooth.  Add more or less water to get the consistencies you desire (thicker for outlines, Thiner for easier low)

Divide and color and decorate! Allow to harden for several hours before touching
Store in air tight containers 

*Add more water as you decorate if icing starts to get too thick








1 comment:

  1. These really are the best sugar cookies around! I made them for my son's birthday party and got a TON of compliments!

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