Frosted Sugar Cookies

This no-fail, no-fuss sugar cookie recipe will help you create beautiful cookies for any occasion.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Garnish: colored sugar

Preparation

  1. Blend butter and sugar together; stir in eggs and vanilla. Add flour; mix until well blended. Shape into a ball; cover and chill for 4 hours to overnight. Roll out dough 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured surface; cut out with cookie cutters as desired. Arrange cookies on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Frost cookies when cool; decorate as desired. Makes 4 dozen. Frosting: 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar 6 T. butter, melted 6 T. milk 2 T. vanilla extract 1 T. lemon juice Optional: food coloring Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
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