I have to say that these are the most amazing sugar cookies you will ever eat! EVER! My sister-in-law (the same one who introduced me to this granola recipe) makes them for just about every family event. Me…I make them once every 4 years! haha…Because while they are AMAZING…A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. They also take FOREVER!! I mean…a couple days, at least!
Now if you are still reading this, maybe just maybe I didn’t scare you away and you are brave enough to give them a try! YEAH! You won’t be disappointed! Your feet might hurt from standing and your kitchen will be a MESS…but then you get to taste the spoils of your hard work and it will all be worth it 🙂
What you need:
6 egg yolks
2 cups butter, softened
2 1/8 cups white sugar
7 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons of meringue powder (you can get it at Walmart in the wedding section or on Amazon)
about 1/2 cup of water (or more if you want it thinner)
What you do
In a standing mixer (you will definitely want one!), cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture, two cups at a time. It will puff out of the mixing bowl, so be careful! Cover dough and chill for at least one hour or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on to the prepared baking sheets.
My kid actually helped this time…not just “helped” but really helped! They were able to roll the dough and cut the shapes all on their own! We are getting there..lull here we come!
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Honestly these sugar cookies are great without frosting…but if you want to be extra fancy, this frosting is equally as awesome!
To make frosting, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, water, merange powder, vanilla. Add food coloring if you want to make fun colors. Dip the cookies in the frosting, or spread with spoon.
See I told you it was a bit involved. But man, these sugar cookies are delicious! Keep it healthy and only eat one…if you can! 🙂