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Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"These cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They are simple to make and kids love to lick the frosting off the tops. Butter flavoring is in the buttercream for added flavor. You can find it in most supermarkets, in the baking aisle, where there are other flavorings such as vanilla."
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Ingredients

2 h 20 m servings 112
Original recipe yields 60 servings (5 dozen)

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended using a sturdy spoon. Chill dough for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cookies from pan and cool on wire racks.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat shortening, confectioners sugar, water, salt, vanilla extract, and butter flavoring until fluffy. Frost cookies after they have cooled completely.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 112 calories; 5 16.1 0.9 14 68 Full nutrition

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I made the dough the night before so I could bake in morning. This I would not reccomend. This way the dough was like a rock and a little too hard to work with but I did not give up and warmed ...

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OK, so this is like 2 recipes in one-one for the cookies and one for the frosting-If I were reviewing the cookies alone, I would give them a 4...they are light, airy, and yummy...easy to work wi...

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OK, so this is like 2 recipes in one-one for the cookies and one for the frosting-If I were reviewing the cookies alone, I would give them a 4...they are light, airy, and yummy...easy to work wi...

I made the dough the night before so I could bake in morning. This I would not reccomend. This way the dough was like a rock and a little too hard to work with but I did not give up and warmed ...

I wish I could give this more than 5!! I tried two other very highly rated sugar cookie recipes, and this was the only one that actually baked correctly. The cookies kept their shape - very ni...

My kids and I made this recipe the other night. It was tough to wait two hours for the dough to chill, but well worth the wait. These sugar cookies are not too sweet, which is great if you are p...

~This is by far one of the best sugar cookie recipes I've ever had any luck with. I normally don't have much luck w/rolled sugar cookies (as the dough is always the wrong consistency..) i follow...

This was an awesome cookie and frosting recipe. I had to cook the cookies a little longer than 4-6 minutes though. I like my bottoms to be light brown. Made these the week before Christmas an...

I these with pink frosting for Valentine gifts. They are fabulous!! Freeze well, also.

This one's probably a five with a little more vanilla. Reminds me of a notasrich shortbread cookie. Stable enough to handle while frosting & buttery enough to not be the typical ughsugarcookie...

Didn't try the frosting, but the cookie is great! It tastes great by itself, and the dough is easy to work with. Bakes beautifully. This is definately my new cut-out cookie recipe :)