from: Domino Sugar
Product: Granulated Sugar
BOB RECIPE: Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups butter or margarine
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Buttercream Frosting for Cookies:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 (1 lb) pkg Domino confectioners sugar (approx 3 3/4 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
1 teaspoon water
1 to 2 drops food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter or margarine and beat with an electric mixer until creamy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Add vanilla, scrapin down the sides fo the bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture one cup at a time, and blend until all the flour mixture is incorporated. Roll into 1-inch balls, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the bottoms turn light brown. let stand for 5 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack. Frost with Buttercream Frosting for Cookies.
Makes 24 to 30 cookies.
Buttercream Frosting for Cookies: In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add cream of tartar. Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time, blending until fully incorporated. Add extract and water, mixing until combined. Whip frosting at a high speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add food coloring.
For an extra special touch, you can garnish your frosted cookies wiht colored sugar. To create, simply take 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and mix with a few drops of food coloring of your choice.
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