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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sugary Shamrocks!

Top o' the mornin' to ya!
Here is my recipe for wicked good, melt in your mouth sugar cookies!



 
Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cup (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until well blended. (About 2 minutes) Roll out the dough on floured work surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake for about 15-17 min. depending on the size of your shape, until golden.
Icing
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp warm milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch ofsalt
  • food coloring of choice
Combine all ingredients. Mix well in stand mixer with whisk attachment. Chill icing for about 15 minutes while cookies are baking. Spread a thin layer of icing on the cookies while they are still warm. Add sprinkles before icing hardens. Transfer to a cooling rack.

I put the cookies in the freezer for 15 minutes to let the icing harden and then I package them in cello bags to give away.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Enjoy!


2 comments:

Kari said...

These looks like they belong on a magazine cover, Lori! And I KNOW they taste fabulous. Beautiful presentation!

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