Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Today I'm going to show you how I make sugar cookies.  This is fun for kids to help with - just be prepared for the mess they will make.  I use my grandma's recipe for the cookies and my mom's cream cheese frosting. You can find the recipes at the bottom of the post.

First dump your butter and sugar in a bowl.

Next cream it together until it looks like this.

Add your eggs, one at a time, stirring between each egg.

Add vanilla.

Sift in all your dry ingredients. I sometimes need more flour.

Mix well.

At this point, the dough needs to chill thoroughly - 3-4 hours or overnight.

When your dough is chilled pull out your cookie cutters.

On a clean counter spread out some flour and place half of the dough and sprinkle it with flour.

Roll out your dough.

Cut out your cookies.

Place them on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.

Frost with cream cheese frosting. 
  Here's a tip to help with cleanup. Take a spatula to scrape off the cookie dough from your counter.

Here are the recipes:

Sugar Cookies

1 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour (maybe more)
2 t. cream of tartar
1 t. soda
1/2 t. salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time and beat good. Stir in vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill thoroughly, 3 to 4 hours.
Roll out on floured board.
Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 - 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 T. milk
5 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
food coloring
Mix with mixer.

Here are some other recipes from my Grandma:
Effie's Sugar Cookies
Ginger Snaps
O' Henry Bars 
Pie Crust
Grandma's Rolls
Chicken Noodle Soup
Monkey Bread
Hot Fudge Sauce
Cinnamon Rolls
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cheesy Corn Chowder
Lemon Freeze


  1. These look great! Going to have to try them for Christmas! Thanks for stopping by Reading Confetti!

  2. These look so good! I haven't quite master the sugar cookie. Maybe your recipe is my lucky break! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower!
    Briana @ babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

  3. Those sound yummy...and they're so festive too. Thanks for linking at OAM!

  4. These cookies look delicious! Saw them on MyRecieMagic.com. We have never used Cream of Tartar in sugar cookies. So excited to try these. -The Six Sisters


    1. I have not ever tried drop cookies with this recipe. My suggestion is to not chill the dough. Chilling stiffens the dough and would make it hard to scoop and drop. If you decide to give it a try, please let me know how it turns out.