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
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.
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.
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.