Monday, October 15, 2012

Melt-in-your-mouth Sugar Cookies

I've been waiting for the perfect time to share these cookies with you, as they are a family favorite! Over the weekend, we got some much needed rain. I can't remember the last time we got to enjoy a whole weekend of being lazy inside. Now I love to be outside just as much as the next person, but sometimes it's nice to be stuck inside and do fun things like bake cookies with your girls.

So that's what we did on Saturday. Well I did the baking; they napped, played and snuck a few cookies in between batches. After supper I mixed up the frosting and let them have at it with the sprinkles.

They had a blast, some cookies had quite the pile of sprinkles as you can see.

I first had these cookies several years ago when I met my husband. His grandparents live out of state and every time they come to visit, his grandma always makes sure to bring these along. We've come to love these cookies so much that I included her recipe as part of our wedding favors. We printed the recipe onto card stock and attach heart shaped cookie cutters to give to our guests.
These are your perfect drop sugar cookies; they are so soft, they literally melt in your mouth. They do make a lot, they're perfect for taking to large events or sharing with friends and family. You'll want to cut the recipe in half if you won't be needing 5 dozen or store the extras in the freezer, they do freeze perfectly. Whichever you decide, just make these. I think they'll soon become a family favorite, just like they have in ours!

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

1 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 c powdered sugar
1 c vegetable or canola oil
2 eggs
4 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

1/2 c butter, softened
4 c powdered sugar
1/3 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add in oil and eggs, mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tarter and add to creamed mixture. Mix well and then add in extracts. Using a cookie scoop, drop onto cookie sheet. Flatten dough with a glass dipped in flour or powdered sugar. Bake at 350 for 12 mins. Remove from oven and let cool on a cooling rack.

To make frosting: Cream together butter and extracts. Gradually add in powdered sugar and lastly the milk. Whip together until light and fluffy. When cookies are cooled, you may frost them. Makes around 5 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

  1. They look so lovely. My husband begs me for making sugar cookies, and I guess your recipe will be the winner ;)
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link

    Can't wait to see you there!


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