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Friday, February 19, 2016

Soft Sugar Cookies...

Morning lovelies! This past week we had a few slow days at home. Miss Priss was under the weather, so we spent a lot of time watching movies and being cozy. During that down time, I got to try out a new sugar cookie recipe. This one makes a lot of cookies. I used a large biscuit cutter and I was able to get 28 cookies. If you use a smaller cookie cutter you'd get a whole lot more. The frosting that accompanied the recipe was super yummy too. I've included both recipes below. Enjoy!

{Soft Sugar Cookies}

1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
7 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp cream of tartar*
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp vanilla
8 tbl milk

Cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix. Dough should not be sticky. Add more flour if needed. Place dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 30 mins or overnight. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 400' for 6-7 minutes. Cool before frosting.

I used a biscuit cutter for larger cookies. I baked them for 10-11 minutes.

* you can substitute baking powder for the cream of tartar called for in this recipe

Fluffy Butter cream Frosting

1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter and shortening together. Add vanilla and milk. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Frosting will be thick. Add extra milk to thin out frosting if desired.
I whipped mine in my mixer for a few minutes to make the frosting extra fluffy.

XO Danielle


  1. I love sugar cookies! My husband likes soft sugar cookies and I like crispy sugar cookies - I will have to make these for him, I'm pretty sure I would love them to . . . just sayin'! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  2. just out of curiosity why do you put the dough in the fridge overnight? Not judging!! Just wondering, I am not a great baker by any means, but I had not heard of this before...

    1. Hi there! It is strictly to make it easier to manage. I have some recipes that don't call for this, but this one did. It did make rolling and cutting it out pretty easy :)


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