Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Best Sugar Cookies EVER!

These are perfect!
SOFT, but don't crumble when you frost them, not to mention super delish...

Amanda's Amazing Sugar Cookies II
1 1/2 cups butter
2 c. sugar
2 whole eggs
2 yolks
2 t. almond extract
4 t. vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder

Beat butter and sugar together (2min). Add eggs and yolks one at a time. Add in extracts. Stir together dry ingredients. Add in 1 cup at a time, mix JUST until incorporated. DO NOT OVER MIX!!! Wrap in clear wrap and place in fridge for one hour.

When ready to bake, bring dough out, let it sit for a minute to warm up a bit, LIGHTLY flour counter, roll out and cookie cut away.

Parchment line your sheets and bake at 350 for 6-8 min. You want them to remain practically blond in color when you take them out.

The ICING you should use:
So easy! Can't remember where I got the recipe, but I've adjusted it a bit.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 T. half and half
1 1/2 T. corn syrup (I used BUTTER SYRUP I made from scratch, recipe to follow)
1/4 t. almond extract

Stir. Frost. Let dry.

And for me butter syrup is my NEW favorite!
Make it the next time you make waffles/pancakes/or the overnight french toast in the Christmas post below (Paula Deen, foodnetwork) or just dip with graham crackers (a must try!).
You can also drizzle it on Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles, I made those for dinner tonight- YUM!


1 c butter
2 c sugar
1 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla
1/2 t. baking soda

Bring butter, sugar + buttermilk to a boil, stir constantly. Remove from heat + add extract. Sir in baking soda. It will fizz up, keep stirring until cool. Set aside and let it cool until it's a comfortable temp for eating.


Andrews Family said...

I'm just going to have to make those REAL soon! You are killing me with all of your yummy recipes...I'm going to have to exercise twice a day now :)

Hey, you don't just happen to be going to St. George in Feb. or March do ya? We'll be there for about 3 weeks and thought I'd ask in the off chance that you might be there also

Brynn said...

Oh my gosh! I just made those cookies...delish!! They really are perfect. I'm never going to make another kind again.

jeny said...

How are you NOT 200lbs.??? You are always posting the yummiest food. I need to get on my eliptical just for reading the recipe ;) Looks good, I guess I'll have to try it.

Melissa said...

Thanks so much--going to be making these for Valentines :)

brandy said...

Hi Jamie,

I am a friend of your sister, Brooke. I just wanted to thank you for posting THE.BEST.SUGAR.COOKIE.RECIPE.EVER.
I have tried a gagillion sugar cookie and none compare to these. I printed off the recipe and it is in my true-and-tried recipe book. Thanks again!