Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spoooooky Sugar Cookies

Some of my favorite memories with my mom are times we spent baking in the kitchen.  She made these pumpkin sugar cookies for Halloween, and I've carried on the tradition with my children.  This year we added a little "sparkle" in the form of some colored sugar, because we're totally on a glitter kick lately.  I love their random, silly faces.

Sugar Cookies
1/2  cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground mace
1/2 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.  Add baking powder, mace and salt.  Add flour. Cover and chill for one hour.  On lightly floured surface, roll dough to desired thickness.  Cut into shapes.  Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake thin cookies at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes, thick cookies 10-12 minutes.  Cool.  Then frost with.....

Butter Frosting
1/3 cup butter
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

In a bowl beat butter until fluffy.  Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well.  Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla.  Slowly beat in remaining sugar.  Add additional milk if needed for spreading consistency. Add food coloring.  Frost cookies.  Decorate with colored sugar, candy corns and black licorice string.
Everything looks better wrapped in cellophane. So, we arranged our cookies on these cute paper plates from Target, tied them up and shared them with our neighbors. A necessity, because these cookies are irresistibly delicious.


melanie33 said...

i wish i was your neighbor again!!

pammy said...

my mom did this too! I love sugar cookies! Sure wish you were my neighbor!!! xoxoxo

Jennifer said...


You rock! What incredibly lucky kids you have. Where do you find the energy or the time to be the perfect human being?

Traci said...

does WA count as NEIGHBOR?