Sugar Cookie Mittens

Gooseberry Patch

Cozy up with these fun and festive Sugar Cookie Mittens for the holiday season. Pour a glass of milk, pull up a seat by the fire, and prepare to indulge in a fabulous sweet treat.

Yield: Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Frosting:
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Optional: few drops food coloring

Preparation

  1. Blend 2 cups butter and sugar together; stir in eggs and 2 teaspoons 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; cool.
  2. To make Frosting: Combine powdered sugar, milk, remaining butter (melted), remaining vanilla, lemon juice and food coloring, if using, in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Frost cookies when cool.
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