September 1, 2015

Pink Sugar Cookies

These are the best sugar cookies I have ever made (or eaten)!  I am serious!   My hubby said the very same thing.

These delicious sugar cookies certainly are "pretty in pink"!

The consistency of this cookie is more of a "drop" cookie than a cookie dough you would use to make cut-out shapes.   It is, however, perfect to roll into a ball and bake.

Wouldn't this cookie be great to serve at a baby shower?   Wouldn't it be perfect for a birthday party?

Pink Sugar Cookies

2-1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/4 cup plus two tablespoons of oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup plus two tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.  Set aside.  Whip butter with a mixer until lighter in color.  Add oil and both sugars and continue whipping until light and fluffy.  Mix in water, egg and vanilla until well incorporated.

Add in dry ingredients in batches until just mixed.  Chill dough.

Scoop out chilled dough with a small cookie scoop and roll into a ball.  Roll dough into granulated sugar and flatten out.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 10 to 13 minutes or until desired doneness.  Let cookies cool completely.  Frost cookies with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup butter - room temperature
3 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 to 3 Tablespoons of heavy cream
Red or pink food coloring

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese.   Mix in powdered sugar, a small amount at a time. Mix in salt and vanilla.  Add cream one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.  Tint with food coloring.

Serve to family and friends!!



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