Thursday, February 24, 2011

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Ever feel like there's no end in sight? 

That's kind of how school feels like right now.

But a fantastic friend reminded me today,

"at the end of the long long tunnel, there is a BLINDING light... 
                                                                     or a GIANT pot of gold to dive into"

We just gotta keep reminding ourselves that we will get through it!

Anyways, onto sweeter things!




These cookies were really for Valentine's Day (yes, that was last week), but I could eat them for any occasion.  They're more of a cake-y cookie, and probably best eaten within a couple of days! I love the frosting for these cookies and I'm not even a frosting person.  It's not too sweet and there's no overpowering taste of butter.

After making these, I realize that cookies without frosting are so much easier.  Not having to do that extra step really saves a lot of time. So with the busy person in mind, don't make cookies that need frosting unless you have the time!

Cookie Recipe:  (makes 2 dozen)

1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda


Preheat to 350 degrees.
Combine sour cream, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla in one bowl.
Add dry ingredients to wet.
Chill for 20 minutes.
Roll into balls and flatten with spoon or hand.
Bake 10 minutes.


Frosting  (1 1/2 cups)


2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk
Food coloring 


Mix all ingredients together with mixer and add food coloring to get desired color!




A little something for you!
And a little extra!


P.S. Elmo and friends on Top Chef was too good to be true!


1 comment:

  1. Oh this frosting is delicious! From one sweet tooth-ed person to another, I highly recommend spending that extra time to make the frosting. Your friends will thank you for it. :) And, you could probably do something crazy cool like make two different colors of frosting. You could probably lob one type on on the other, and then use a toothpick and trace in easy swirls for an 'oo-la-la' effect! I don't know if this will work, but I will try it one day.

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