This is a super-sweet cookie recipe that we can only get away with once a year. It has been in my family for who knows how long, so I don’t know the original source of the recipe. If anyone knows, please leave info in the comments so I can give credit where credit is due. This makes about 24 – 30 cookies, depending on how big you make ‘em, of course!
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
- 2 – 3 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 – 3 Tbsp milk
- food coloring (if desired)
Preheat oven to 350. For the cookies: mix top 5 ingredients well. Whisk together remaining dry ingredients (flour, soda, and cream of tartar) and add to wet mixture. Form into a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes, up to two days.
Roll out onto a well-floured surface with rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes (we did hearts for the kids’ teachers and little people for the classmates) and bake 7-8 minutes on a greased cookie sheet until edges are golden. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting: mix all ingredients together well until it reaches the desired texture. Use a butter knife to spread frosting onto cooled cookies.
Adorn with sprinkles if you know what’s good for you!
Little man never stood a chance…
And of course, if cookies aren’t your thing, there’s always, always chocolate!