Sugar Cookies

I was in the mood for some sugar cookies.

You know the kind that are nice and chewy (yet crisp) and are slathered with frosting!
While these are no where near the best sugar cookies I have eaten (moment of silence for G’s bakery which closed after G died last year and sadly took my beloved Froting topped chewy yet crisp sugar cookie with him). However, this recipe is one of the best I have baked.
I got the recipe from a wonderful cook/baker who posted this recipe on a cooking board I frequent (Shout out to WC Sistas!!). She got it from a coworker of hers and has been kind enough to pass it along to others! My sweet tooth thanks you Joelen! The dough does need to be chilled overnight for the easier rolling of the dough (but feel free to taste test it before chilling!)Oh, and don’t substitute butter for the margarine, the margarine is needed for the cookies to maintain their texture and chewiness. Butter will produce a crisper cookie so if that is what you are after, go for it, heck, they are YOUR cookies after all.
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I rate this recipe a 7

Jon’s Super Sugar Cookies

from nestie Joelen
*Check out her blog: http://joelens.blogspot.com/
2 eggs
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups AP flour
frosting – recipe follows
Cream margarine and sugar well. Add vanilla and eggs; combine well.
In separate bowl, sift the baking powder, salt and flour. Add to wet ingredients slowly until thoroughly combined.
**Cookie dough must be chilled until firm, or overnight.
Remove dough from fridge and roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
With cookie cutters or rim of drinking glass, cut out cookies. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on oven. Check often to prevent over cooking or burning. Cool on baking rack when done.
Meanwhile, to prepare frosting – its a MUST for these cookies! (go all the way or not at all- lol)
FROSTING
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1 stick of real butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cream or whole milk
Cream butter, milk and vanilla together.
Slowly add powdered sugar to butter until desired consistency. If you’d like, add liquid food coloring for festive cookies.
When cookies are cooled, slather this heavenly frosting. For more texture and color, press the top of the cookies in sprinkles, colored sugar or just eat plain!
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