I’ve been doing a LOT of baking this week. Christmas gives me a great excuse to bake, not that I truly need one. In order to prevent Sean and I from eating them all before I have a chance to share them with people, I freeze them as soon as they are ready. It also keeps them fresh until I’m ready to gift them.
I’m not a big fan of hard cookies, especially hard sugar cookies. That’s why I LOVE these cookies so much. They are super thick and soft and the frosting makes them irresistible. Plus, they are perfect for any occasion. I added green food colouring to the frosting since it’s Christmas, but they would be perfect for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc. But, really, you don’t need it to be a special holiday to enjoy these cookies.
Once again, Ruby “helped” me with the sprinkles and our kitchen needed a good cleaning after we were done.
To all my friends and family, I will soon be delivering some of these cookies (along with many other treats) to your door!
Frosted sugar cookies
10 Tbsp butter, room temperature
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup whole milk + 2 Tbsp whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350°
Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
Cream shortening and butter together until smooth, add in sugar and beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
Turn mixer to low and add in baking powder, salt and flour until just combined.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto lined baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies just start to get golden.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
In mixer beat butter and powdered sugar together. Mixture will look like course sand.
Slowly add in milk and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
Color frosting if desired and spread onto cooled cookies. ENJOY!