Thursday, December 10, 2009

Making Memories

Yesterday, the kids and I decorated our cut-out sugar cookies. It was cold and blustery outside and warm and cozy in the kitchen. We played Christmas music and had so much fun! As you can see in the first picture, while I was busy help one kid the other would be going crazy with the sprinkles and M&M's. We had an out of control sprinkle-fest going on! It was great!

Sugar Cookies- Taste of Home (compliments of my sis, Jenn)

3/4 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add to your creamed mixture. Chill for one hour. Roll out dough to 1/4 -1/2" depending on if you want crunchy vs soft cookies. Cut out desired shapes. Bake @ 375 for 8-10 min. Cool and frost.

Buttercream Frosting- mom (love you!)

1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
5 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 milk or half and half

Cream butter and shortening. Add salt and vanilla. Mix well. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time alternating with milk. Beat until light and fluffy. Keep covered until ready to use.

***This made enough frosting to generously frost 2 batches of sugar cookies***

Now frost and decorate your cookies and try to keep from eating 2 or 3 at a time. SO good!


jenny said...

These look SO good....I LOVE iced sugar cookies. I tried to do them with the kids a few years ago and got so frustrated, because the dough would not cut out well, it was a fiasco and the kids ended up giving up. Not a great mom moment. Looks like your experience went well. Maybe I'll have to try this recipe.

Marisa said...

I would highly recommend it! This was very easy to cut out and place on the cookie sheets!

Kate said...

Looks like fun. Iced sugar cookies are definitely one of my favorites. We're going to have to make some here soon!

LanieChuang said...

So fun! This is seriously what my cookies used to look like...a year ago! And you can nevver have enough sprinkles! :)

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Yum, they look great!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Yummy! Love all those toppings! Looks delicious! :)

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

They look very yummy! Such a fun and simple activity.