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Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies Yummy


ingredients

for the cookies
5½ cups all-purpose flour
5½ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
1½ cups (4 sticks) butter at room temperature
1½ cups sugar
4 large eggs
6 tsp. vanilla extract

for the frosting
6 cups confectioners’ sugar sifted
1/3 cup (6 1/3 tbsp.) unsalted butter melted
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
6-8 tbsp. milk (plus more as needed)
food coloring (optional)
sprinkles (optional)

directions

to make the cookies preheat the oven to 340˚ F line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats In a medium bowl combine the flour baking powder and salt and whisk together to blend In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter and sugar and beat together on medium-high speed until soft and fluffy about 2-4 minutes beat in the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition and scraping down the bowl as needed blend in the vanilla with the mixer on low speed add in the dry ingredients mixing just until incorporated and evenly mixed cover and chill the dough for 1 hour
when you are ready to bake the cookies scoop a scant quarter cup of dough and roll into a ball flatten the ball slightly and place on the prepared baking sheet repeat with the remaining dough spacing the cookies at least 2-4 inches apart bake about 10-15 minutes or just until set the edges should be no more than very lightly browned if at all let cool on the baking sheet for several minutes transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
to frost the cookies place the confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl add the melted butter vanilla and milk to the bowl and whisk until smooth whisk in additional milk as necessary 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency tint with food coloring if desired use an offset spatula or spoon to frost the cooled cookies top with sprinkles if desired store in an airtight container

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