BOB RECIPE: Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies

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 eggs
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.

For more delicious recipes, visit:  http://www.dominosugar.com

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