I’ve eaten a lot of sugar cookies in my lifetime and these are, hands down, my favorite. I’ve been baking these for over 25 years now and this is the tried and true recipe. I don’t frost them as prettily as these shown here. Honestly, we eat them too fast. Here’s hoping you enjoy every bite, too!
Cream together: 1 cup butter and 2/3 cup sugar
Beat in: 1 egg
Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2-1/2 cups sifted flour
Mix all ingredients until well blended.
Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely colored. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.
Cookies can be frosted and decorated or just eaten plain.
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar (sifted)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Melt butter: combine all ingredients and beat till smooth. Add food coloring if desired.
Yield: 1/3 cup frosting
Happy baking. And Merry Christmas!