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 CookiesIngredients:
2 c sugar
1 c butter
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.