Monday, December 16, 2013

Best-Ever Sugar Cookies!

So, you may have noticed that I am now on Instagram. See my sidebar over there? Yep, it happened. I am now the proud owner of a smartphone. It took me long enough, right? What can I say -- I'm just CHEAP. We actually signed on with Republic Wireless which is about the coolest thing ever. No contract and plans starting at $10 a month (unlimited talk, text and Wi-Fi). For $25 a month you get unlimited talk, text and 3G.  Pretty sweet. The phone I got is the beautiful Moto X by Google. I am loving it! By the way, I'm not getting paid to say this. I just can't help spread the word about something so great.

Anyway, my first few Instagrams involved some beautiful sugar cookies which prompted a lot of questions about the recipe. These cookies are a family treasure -- my mom's been making them for as long as I can remember. She got the recipe from her way-too-talented cousin Catherine, so we've got to give her the credit.

The recipe is so simple. I especially love the cream cheese frosting -- the absolute perfect balance of sweet and savory. These are the best the next morning ... for breakfast. In fact, I had one today. Yum-yum!


Catherine's Sugar Cookies
Ingredients:

2 c sugar
1 c butter
4 eggs
4 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg


Cream together the sugar and butter. Once creamed, add in one egg at a time and continue mixing. Sift together the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture little by little.

Refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Roll out onto well-floured surface and cut out. Space evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes (edges should be slightly brown).

Cream Cheese Frosting:

3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar

Combined first three ingredients with electric mixer until flufffy. Add sugar gradually until creamy. Will frost the above cookie recipe perfectly, or one 9" round cake.

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE that frosting recipe!! It's my fave!! Jen actually gave me a really good sugar cookie recipe too but yours looks even simpler! Gonna have to try it!

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  2. Why does everyone have to be posting fabulous pictures of cookies?? So hard being GF!!! Ugh! But these look phenomenal!

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    1. I was GF last year! I know how you feel!

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