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I don't think the icing recipe should be listed the way it was. I thought when I was supposed to add the sugar that I added all the sugar. It seemed weird but then I read through and where it said icing, it didn't mean to buy icing, it meant the ingredients listed below were for the icing. whoopsies!
This dough was horrible to work with! It was really dry and crumbly!
This is a fabulous sugar cookie recipe....I have to hide them in order to get them decorated
It was just what I needed. I also used all butter but they didn't get soft they stayed perfect. I thought they were nice even without frosting them. They were easy to shape as well.
These cookies were sooo good - and easy! They turned out flawless and I didn't refrigerate the dough at all, nor did I roll it out with a roller. We simply flattened some dough out on the cookie sheet with our palms and used the rim of a glass to cut them into circles. (I did grease the cookie sheet). I cooked them for 7 minutes exactly at the recommended temp. Also, I used a different recipe for the icing (#64015)
I also used all butter in the recipe for lack of shortening. I followed the author's instructions to bring the cookies out when they were just beginning to golden and it worked well. They stayed soft and pale- Perfect for decorating. Most of them I rolled and cut but I used a cookie press with the scraps and that was good, also.
I made these for Valentine's Day omitting the shortening and replacing it with butter as another rater did. These cookies were marvelous! Melt in your mouth delicious! They were easy, too. I am at high altitude yet I had no trouble using the dry ingredients as listed. Not only that, this is the 1st cookie recipe I ever made that yeilded the amount of cookies stated. The other sub I made was using almond extract (personal pref) in the icing, though I know vanilla would have been good too. Your a love to post this recipe.
Best sugar cookies ever!! I used 2/3 cup butter instead of butter and shortening, and these turned out thin and melt-in-your-mouth buttery. I may just enjoy them without the icing!
I've made this recipe several times since Christmas, meaning to review it...Everyone who has these loves them! They say they are the best cutouts ever! I usually make bigger cookies, so I get about two dozen out of the recipe. They are gone in a flash. Also, I've been using the OJ in the frosting, which is a nice touch.
I had dozens of sugar cookie recipes stacking up in my cookie recipe book as I searched for the perfect one. After making these, I tossed them all out and now have this one replacing them all. These are so good that I have to make at least two batches at a time for my family. Nobody wants frosting or icing on them they are so delicious.
I followed the recipe exactly, even though I live at a higher altitude of 5500 feet, and they always turn out perfect !