Well, we are about a year into this “new” way of life and the baking has not slowed down in our house! Maybe next year will be the year I wear jeans again? Last month I discovered the yummiest sugar cookies ever, so I thought to recreate it with an Easter twist.
My two year old enjoys baking, so this has been a good little activity for us when it’s a bit too cold to go outside. What I love about these cookies is that they are incredibly easy to make, which is so appealing for amateur bakers such as myself. I also love the frosting on top, it reminds me of buttercream icing you might find on a yummy vanilla birthday cake. So so yummy!!
The Yummiest Sugar Cookies Ever
* This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe I found on Alice & Lois
• 1 cup butter (room temperature)
• 1 cup sugar
• 1.5 tsps vanilla
• 1 egg
• 3 cups flour
• 1.5 tsps baking powder
• A pinch of salt
• 1 tsp of water (add more if the mixture is looking dry)
• 2 cups of icing sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1 tbsp butter (melted in the microwave)
• 2 tsps whipping cream (add more if the mixture is looking dry)
• cute easter sprinkles!
*double this recipe if you like your icing really thick or if your are piping which results in some waste
For the Cookies
• Cream butter, sugar and vanilla (cream = use the paddle attachment of your mixer, not the whisk)
• Add the egg and beat for another 30 seconds
• Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl and slowly add to the wet ingredients until dough is formed
• Split your dough in two balls, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour (this step allows the flour to fully hydrate and the butter to firm up which make the cookie dough firmer which keeps the cookies from spreading too much while they bake)
• Roll your dough on a floured service with a rolling pin and cut your shapes. I purchased my egg-shaped cookie cutters from Michaels
• Bake at 375° C degrees for approx. 8 minutes (remove from oven when they start to brown)
• Cool on a rack before icing
For the Icing
• Whisk icing sugar, vanilla, melted butter, slowly add in whipping cream (add more whipping cream if required to get a smoother consistency)
• I spread my icing on with a knife but you could also pipe these
• I kept things simple and kept the icing white and added sprinkles but you could dye these however you want
There you have it, the yummiest cookies ever! Let me know what you think!