My very favorite kind of Christmas cookie is the frosted sugar cookie! Actually, it doesn't even need to be Christmas and those are my favorite cookies! The only problem for me has been finding the *perfect* recipe! I've tasted the perfect cookie, I just hadn't quite made them. Until now...
A few months ago, I made my first real "blog" friend: Amanda. The only connection we have is that we're moms who have a love for baking. She bakes...she takes pictures...I read...I copy. It's a great friendship!
Her frosted sugar cookies are the absolute most beautiful things I had ever seen. She has made every size, shape, design, and pattern imaginable! People bid at auctions for her cookies. She's pretty amazing!
So, last week, when she posted her recipe for her amazing sugar cookies, I jumped right on board! You will not be disappointed in the time and effort it takes to make these amazingly delicious cookies! My cookies, of course, are not quite as detailed and beautiful, but since they don't seem to be lasting on the cookie platter that long, I'm ok with that!
These are my cookies...not the most glamorous...maybe someone should sign me up for a cake decorating class at Michaels!
Amanda's Amazing Sugar Cookies
- 1-½ cup Butter (I Use Unsalted)
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 whole Eggs
- 2 whole Eggs Yolks
- 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
- 4 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 cup Confectioners Sugar (powder Sugar)
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- 1 drop Lemon Juice (fresh Or Processed)
- 1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup