Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Soft Sugar Cookies

How cute are these Easter-themed Soft Sugar Cookies?!?! 


If you are looking for an easy, go-to Soft Sugar Cookie recipe... I created a delicious, simple version yesterday! Just a few basic ingredients come together to make these soft, buttery sugar cookies.


Frost them, decorate them, sprinkle them with sugar, or eat them plain! Any way you choose to enjoy these Soft Sugar Cookies, you won't be disappointed. :) See the additional ingredients used for these adorable Easter-themed Soft Sugar Cookies below!

Soft Sugar Cookies
adapted from a recipe by Cheryl E on food.com
Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (plus extra for rolling)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Beat together eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar; add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.


2. Refrigerate dough for at least 15 minutes.

3. Drop by heaping teaspoon approx 3" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, then flatten dough with bottom of glass moistened with water and dipped in sugar.

OR




Roll out cookie dough out on a floured surface with a rolling pin (or floured glass), then use cookies cutter to cut dough into desired shapes.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet 3" apart.


4. Bake at 400°F for 6-8 minutes or just until lightly golden.



Cool, then frost and decorate as you wish...... :)


For these super cute Easter-themed soft sugar cookies here's what I used -

Chick cookies: 
Betty Crocker 'Rich & Creamy' frosting (lemon)
yellow, crystal sprinkles
yellow Mike & Ike's candy (for feathers)
orange slices candy, cut (for feet and beak)
mini chocolate chips (for eyes)



Bunny Cookies:
Betty Crocker 'Rich & Creamy' frosting (vanilla)
pink Mike & Ike's candy (for ears)
mini chocolate chips (for eyes)
mini marshmallow (for tail)


Carrot Cookies:
Betty Crocker 'Rich & Creamy' frosting (vanilla)
green food coloring, mixed into frosting
green Mike & Ike's candy (for carrot stem)
orange slices candy, cut to shape (for carrot)


Easter Egg Cookies:
frosting, any
sprinkles, any
Easter-colored M&M's


ENJOY!!!!

- Janel



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