Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins
There is a brand of store bought, iced sugar cookies in my area that I just love. They are called Debbie Joe's. I dare say these are better. I can make them from home so they are economical, more fresh, and lack any of those commercial baking ingrediets. I just love them. You can add the vanilla but I actually find they taste better without it.
- 1⁄2 cup room tempurature butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup room temperature butter
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- For the cookies beat the butter and sugar until creamed. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients and milk into the creamed mixture in two batches.
- Refrigerate dough for up to an hour.
- Use 2 'tablespoons' (cereal spoons) to make 2-3 inch balls of dough. (After baking you want cookies that are about the size of the palm of your hand.).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. The tops of the cookies shouldn't be browned.
- For the frosting beat all ingredients together until smooth adding more milk if necessary. When cookies are cool, frost and add sprinkles if you like.
Great cookies! Very much like a commercial cookie that we occasionally buy here. Be careful not to overmix the batter, I think I did and my cookies were a little tough. Also, I baked the first batch for 11 minutes and the bottoms were browned which made the cookies a little tough so I baked the rest for a shorter time and they were much better. Finally, I will cut down on the butter in the icing next time because it tasted too much like butter. Overall a great recipe though, thanks for sharing!
WAY better than the store bought soft sugar cookie. I strongly dislike crunchy sugar cookies, so this recipe was perfect! I switched out about half a cup of flour for french vanilla pudding. Your icing is also fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
These cookies were amazing!!! My co-worker had this look of total amazement on her face while eating one. She asked for the recipe immediately. I make one mistake with the ingredients though. I thought I had read 1 cup of margarine which I used, but it's only a 1/2 cup. They still turned out incredible. I didn't frost them, just sprinkled some white sugar on each cookie before baking. I can't say enough about these and will be making them often!! :)