Dec 23 2013
Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe
Post by sara albers

the Best Sugar Cookie recipe on aliceandlois.comEvery Christmas as long as I can remember our go-to Christmas cookie is the yummy buttery sugar cookie. Our mom would be baking away and we would be watching and waiting to ice them. This was a wonderful family holiday tradition.  I have been making this recipe on my own even since college and now the tradition lives on with my own family. Harper just loves to ice and decorate them!

Read on for the Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe…




– Cream 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

– Add one egg & 1 tsp water. Beat until light and fluffy.

– Combine 3 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt. Sift together.

– Blend dry mixture into creamed mixture, divide dough in half. Wrap each half in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill for one hour.

– Bake at 375 degrees for 6 – 8 mins.

*My oven runs hot…I bake mine at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. I like to take out my cookies before the edges start to turn the slightest bit brown. Watch them carefully!

I make my own frosting. My mom’s “recipe” is: use half a bag powdered sugar, a little bit (3 or 4 tablespoons) of milk, a tablespoon of butter and a dash of vanilla. Combine until desired frosting consistency. Continue adding powdered sugar and/or milk for desired consistency. The icing should be thick, not too runny.

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