Saturday, February 5, 2011

perfect sugar cookies

Perfect Sugar Cookies
2 dozen large hearts or
3 dozen 2” circles or
4 dozen small hearts

My next batch was heart shaped
for Valentine's Day

3/4 c. butter, softened
1 pkg (3 oz.) cream cheese softened
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. powdered sugar (2 oz / 113 g)
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
2 3/4 c. flour (11.7 oz / 330 g)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugars in large bowl until fluffy.
3. Add egg and almond extract beat until smooth.
4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
5. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms. Chill
6. Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. Thin dough will make crunchy cookies.
For soft dough, it needs to be about 1/4 in.
7. Bake 8-10 minutes on parchment-lined cookie sheet.

2 Tbsp butter (softened)
2 1/4 c powdered sugar (9 oz / 255 g)
1/4 c milk (a little at a time until right consistency)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
food coloring (optional)

Add milk a little at a time, beating until smooth and thin enough to spread.

This recipe makes the best cutout cookies I've
ever made and is totally stolen borrowed from
Lil’Luna all things good

10 comments: said...

The cookies look yummy. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Jude

Jane said...

I shouldn't be reading blogs in the I'm hungry for cookies!!
Your grandbaby is adorable!! From what I can gather, you are traveling to Cambodia to visit your family?? Safe travels!!
I could never get bored with baby pictures so post as many as you want!

Christine said...

I second what Jane says!

Are you taking your computer? We need updates!

Lil' Luna said...

SOOO glad you like theme! I'm obviously biased but I'm glad yours turned out and that you LOVE them as much as I do. :) Thanks for checking out Lil' Luna!

XO - Kristyn

Holly said...

I can always use a good sugar cookie recipe and these are so cute. Thanks!

Betsy Brock said...

Oh yum. I could woof down that whole plate kidding! said...

I am in love with sugar cookies and these look delish as well as they are darling for Valentine's.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am sitting here with my hot cup of coffee and those cookies look so good. What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Kerri said...

Your heart cookies are so cute! I'm not crazy about my sugar cookie recipe....I'm going to try yours! Thanks!

Crickit said...

Your cookies turned out so cute! They look delicious also! When are you leaving for Thailand?