Sunday, May 15, 2011


This is a simple basic sugar cookie recipe. An absolute family favorite. Good for special occasions.  A couple of weekend was my sister in law's baby shower. I made them in the shape of baby feet. You can make them at Valentines day or at Christmas or any other special occasion. The trick of this cookie is for the butter to be left in room temperature for most of the day to ensure it is very soft and once the dough is prepared, it needs to rest in the fridge for a couple of hours so you can roll it out easily.

1.5 cups soft unsalted butter
1.5 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 package vanilla
2.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Approx. 5 cups flour

Icing sugar
Coloured candies
  • Blend sugar and butter. Sugar will take the butter consistency
  • Add milk and eggs and continue to mix
  • Add salt, baking powder, vanilla and continue to mix
  • Add in flour to get a soft dough. After 3 cups of four, add 1/2 cup at a time
  • Cover and let it rest in the fridge for 2-3 hours
  • Roll out the dough thin as you prefer. Thicker cookies are softer.
  • Cut with cookie cutter
  • Bake at 350 for 10 - 15 minutes. Once the edges look cooked, take them out.
  • Let them cool
  • For icing, mix icing sugar and milk. I like thicker consistency
  • Cover the cookies and decorate
  • Let the icing totally dry before putting the cookies away