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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever


While I was visiting a very good friend of mine in Albuquerque, she was making sugar cookies. Now I know everyone has a recipe for sugar cookies, but trust me, these are very good. The picture on your left is not these cookies, but instead are faux cookies that I am selling on etsy. The recipe I am giving you are for actual delicious eating, calorie counting, great tasting, mouth watering sugar cookies.
2 cups Butter or margarine, softened
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Butter Cream Frosting
3 1/2 cups Confectioner's sugar divided
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 Tablespoon shortening
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 Tablespoons milk, divided
food coloring which is optional
Cookie:
Cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add sugar, egg yolks and vanilla: mix well.
Add flour a little at a time and mix until blended.
Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.
Roll out onto floured surface to 1/4" thickness.
Cut into 3" shapes: place 1" apart on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until set, not browned.
Cool 5 minutes: remove to wire racks to cool.
Frosting:
Combine 1 1/2 cups of sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla and 3 Tablespoons mile in mixing bowl: beat until smooth.
Gradually add remaining sugar, beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add enough remaining milk for desired consistency.
Frost cookies.
Yield: approximately 7 dozen
This is my favorite sugar cookie of all time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I would love to hear what you think.

11 comments:

Maggie R said...

These cookies sound delicious. I will try them for sure, thanks for sharing...
I just signed on to follow your blog. It is so pretty and inviting. Do drop by mine and woould love you as a follower too...
xoox
((((hugs)))))
maggie

TRES BELLE said...

Hello,
I recently joined Friday Flea Market and just stopped by for a visit. I had to laugh when I read your post on Valentine's Day and being in school. We must have went to the same school. I too, was a product of the 50's. Sounds like Valentine's Day was a nightmare for you working as a Florist. I probably would have never wanted to see let alone smell a rose ever again!!

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Oh your cookies sound so yummy! I am going to have to try them! I haven't seen a recipe with cream cheese them, I will bet they are delicious.

I am also following your other blog too! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Mimi

Denise said...

Those look absolutely yummy!

Angela said...

These sound great Char! I'm gonna give the recipe to my youngest daughter as she loves to bake!

ang

sandisstuff said...

Those cookies sound like something I would love Char. I could feel my thighs getting wider just reading about them. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs - Sandi

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Yummy ~ maybe I'll give them a try. Though honestly your cookies look oh so yummy too!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

gail said...

Hi,, I have been so bad about visiting blogs, but I had to stop by and say hello. I love the new faux cookies.... sooo sweet. I hope your off to a great new year. Happy creating... gail
I love the look of your blog, its great.

ArocaFamily said...

These really are the best sugar cookies ever. Don't be afraid of the cream cheese...it makes the cookies so soft instead of hard and crunchy! YUMMY!

Kirstin

Mary said...

Yummy....I am going to give these a try. I had an aunt that made delicious sugar cookies and I never got the recipe from her.Thanks!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Char! Gosh, I just heard about these on another blog, and I was planning on making sugar cookies today!.. NOW, I have to wait till I can go out to get the cream cheese, but I willing to find out if it was worth the wait! Can't wait to try this recipe, so THANK YOU for sharing it! I may post about them after I make them, so I will let you know if I do! ~tina