This is a great and easy recipe for Sugar Cookies and a sugar cookie frosting.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
*Yield varies greatly depending both on how thick you roll the dough and the size of the cookie cutters that you use. This recipe can
**You may also cut the vanilla extract down to 3/4 teaspoon and add 1/4-1/2 teaspoons of either almond or lemon extract (or just about any other extract you'd like!)
You may chill this dough longer, overnight or even up to several days. If the dough is too firm to roll out and starts to crack, let it rest at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before continuing to roll.
If you don't intend to frost your cookies, then you can just sprinkle them with sanding sugar for decoration at this point.
My cookie cutters were about 3" in length, if you're using smaller cookie cutters you will need to bake for less time, keep an eye on the edges of your cookies to know when they are done.
I like to use Americolor gel food colorings. This kit
) includes the "Red Red" and "Leaf Green" colors that I used