Sugar, butter, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and buttermilk (I don’t typically have buttermilk on hand, so I will show you a trick)
To substitute buttermilk, you add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk (you can also substitute vinegar if you don’t have lemon juice) let sit until needed
In a large bowl combine sugar, softened butter (I place in the microwave for 30 seconds) and eggs
Blend until creamy
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, soda, and salt) and pour into the wet ingredients, then add vanilla and milk.
This is what it looks like…very informal (you will have one less hand, haha)
It will make a sticky/thick batter. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour (the batter will be too sticky if you skip this part)
When the dough has been in the refrigerator for 1 hour, shape a heaping tablespoonful of dough into a ball. Place 6 cookie dough balls on baking sheet and bake in an oven set at 350 for 15 mins.
While the cookies are baking start making the frosting: Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk
Cookies are done! Let them sit on the cookie sheet for 1 min so they are easy to take off. Then, place on a cooling rack until ready to frost.
When cookies are completely cool, add frosting with a knife, like so. (You may color your frosting by adding food coloring)
Add sprinkles to your liking!
My little princess couldn’t wait to frost hers! (as you can see the frosting melted a bit)
These cookies are ready to hand out to the preschoolers at my daughter’s school tomorrow! MMMM!!
Soft Sugar Cookies:
2 c sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk mixed with 1 Tbsp lemon juice OR white vinegar)
Preheat oven to 350
Cream sugar, butter and eggs together. Add flour and dry ingredients together, pour into creamed mixture. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Place dough in refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll dough into balls (heaping tablespoon size) and place 6 to a sheet to allow spreading. Bake for 15 mins. When done, keep on baking sheet for 1 min so they are easier to take off. Transfer to cooking rack until ready to frost and decorate!
6 cups powdered sugar
6 Tbsp butter (softened)
3 Tbsp (appx) of milk or until desired consistency
1 tsp vanilla
Beat all ingredients well until smooth and creamy.
Thank you Janelle for a great story and recipe!