This is the sugar cookie recipe you will have dreams about. There is no rolling, no cookie cutters, no fuss. Just buttery, light, cakey, sugar cookie goodness with the perfect vanilla frosting. And sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles. Because today we are celebrating…
Do you all know Mandy? She is such a sweetheart! Her blog is full of mouth-watering recipes. I guarantee if you visit her, you will leave with at least one (or 5) things on your recipe list! Plus she was one of the first people to support me when I started Back For Seconds – you don’t forget someone like that!
She is about to have another baby, and we just love her, here in blog land, so Holly from Life as a Lofthouse put together this virtual baby shower for her! SURPRISE!!
So put your feet up, Mandy, and I’ll pass you a big plate of cookies! Baby needs them
I am usually not a big sweets eater unless it’s chocolate, but these were unbelievably good! The cookie is so light and cakey, buttery and soft. The frosting is fluffy, creamy, and full of vanilla flavor, but not too sweet. And those sprinkles just make these cookies so happy, don’t you think?
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Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies (No Roll)
|Prep time||2 hours|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||2 hours, 10 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable|
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
|In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time. Gradually add in the flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt until everything is incorporated. Cover and chill at least one hour.|
|Preheat oven to 350* |
Roll chilled dough into 1 1/2" balls and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake for 10 minutes, cool on wire racks.
|Beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tbs of the milk until very smooth. If needed, add another Tbs of milk and if desired, add food coloring. Spread or pipe onto cooled cookies and immediately add sprinkles. |
Store in an air tight container at room temperature.
Check out the other ladies helping throw the baby shower! They have all made something yummy!
Aimee @ www.shugarysweets.com
Becca @ www.crumbsandchaoes.net