I’m very excited to share this post with you today. I’ve been making this sugar cookie for decades. I found the recipe in an old magazine. The recipe was titled “Simply Perfect Sugar Cookies”… and they are! They’re not too sweet, and have a nice crumb and the glaze on the top is a must. These delicious cookies are easy to roll and be cut out in any shape. I like to cut them into a fluted square with the glaze spread over them with sanding sugar sprinkled on the top. Scrumptious!
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I hope you give these sugar cookies a try… they are that good!
SIMPLY PERFECT SUGAR COOKIES
- 4 cups cake flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 TBS plus 1 tsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 TBS meringue powder
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 TBS melted butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
In another large mixing bowl cream the butter, shortening and sugars with an electric mixer until very light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated. Beat in the milk and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in thirds. Beat until just incorporated.
Turn the dough out onto plastic wrap. Make a disk and wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out dough on a floured work surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutter and put on a parchment lined baking sheet 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are just starting to get a little golden. The top of the cookie should not be browned at all. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Put powdered sugar, meringue powder and salt into a bowl. Mix. Add 1 TBS water, melted butter and vanilla extract. Stir to make a glaze. If the glaze is too thick add a little water in 1/2 tsp increments at a time. Use a knife to spread the glaze on the cookies and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Let glaze harden before eating.
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