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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Birthday Sugar Cookies

I made these crazy delicious cookies in "honor" of my sweet new baby grandson who was born last week. He had his "ONE week" birthday on Tuesday. I know that most of us don't normally celebrate "ONE week" birthdays or even "ONE month" birthdays...but he was born 2 MONTHS early...so having a ONE week birthday was a huge milestone for him. In honor of our sweet baby and the joy he has already brought into our lives, we celebrated this special day because we are so glad to have him and thrilled that he's doing so well.

"Happy Birthday to my sweet little munchkin, Kenron...Grammy loves you!"

So the cookies....These fantastic cookies (that are so SOFT and SO moist, they melt right in your mouth) DON'T have to be made "just on special" occasions....they are so darn good that you are going to want to make them more often than that. They are soft and moist on day one as well as on day 2...and day 3...(they didn't lasts longer than that at my house, we ate them right up). I made smaller cookies and got 7-8 dozen out of the batch...(oh dear, now you know that we ate a TON of them!!!) I have tried recipe after recipe when making sugar cookies and I could never find one that fit ALL of my criteria for a sugar cookie. My hubby is really picky when it comes to his sugar cookies. They can't be too dry or too fluffy. They can't be too thin or too crispy...they have to be just right...YEP, thats what these cookies are is....just right! I can't wait for you to try them out...I know that you're going to love them just like we did!

Birthday Sugar Cookies
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 c. butter, softened (use the real stuff...it's the best)
2 t. vanilla

Cream sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Add:

5 c. flour
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 c. milk (add this last)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Flour area where you will be rolling the dough out. Lightly flour each side of your dough by turning it over from side to side in the flour that you have spread out. Roll out to desired thickness...I rolled mine to about 1/4" thick. Cut cookies out with your favorite cookie cutter or use the mouth of a drinking cup (thats what I did). Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes for smaller cookies...7 minutes for larger cookies. The trick to these is that you don't let them cook too long, watch them carefully. Cooking them 5 minutes for me, was PERFECT. Cool and frost with your favorite frosting.

Happy Cooking~
Julie

2 comments:

  1. I know that you say to frost with your favorite frosting but your looks so delicious do you mind sharing that also!!!

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