This soft, buttery sugar cookie is the best sugar cookie ever – it is everything you would want in a cookie. The soft texture with the taste of butter and nutmeg make it fabulous. Add frosting and decorations to it and you have an array of tasty creations that everyone will love.
When you are a child, Halloween is a night of fun, fright, and make-believe. It’s a magical time to transform yourself into something else, and to parade around the neighborhood collecting candy. It just doesn’t get any better than that! For those special trick-or-treaters coming to your house or as part of your Halloween party buffet, here are some cookies to die for – a sugary cookie that is as fun to decorate as the jack-o-lanterns on your front porch. The only thing better than decorating these cookies is eating them!
As a fun activity for you or your children, lay out an assortment of colored frostings, various candies, tinted coconut, and piping bags, and some freshly baked cookies to decorate. The fun and excitement of decorating these cookies will be memorable. Kids of all ages will want to join in the fun!
Best Sugar Cookies
Ingredients for Best Sugar Cookies:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 6 tablespoons cold water
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 5 cups flour (or a little less)
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
Directions for the Best Sugar Cookies:
In a large bowl, mix the softened butter and sugars together; add the eggs, water, and vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients and refrigerate overnight or for several hours. After refrigeration, roll out using a little flour, cut in desired shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Cool on a cookie rack. Frost with butter cream frosting (below) and decorate.
(From my Grandma Weeks – who left an amazing legacy)
Butter cream frosting recipe
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 4 ¼ cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Milk (enough to make spreading consistency)
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add a little milk (2 – 3 tablespoons, then more if needed).
Other delicious cookies and bars:
Hamburger cookie recipe – another fun recipe for kids
Caramel apple bar recipe – amazing!
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