Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Dec 30, 2013

Mom's Sugar Cookies

I got a hands on lesson in making mom’s sugar cookies while visiting my parents for Christmas. I did my best to document just how she makes her cookies so you too can enjoy the best sugar cookies ever. Let me know if you try the recipe and send me a photo of your cookies as I would love to see them.

Rolling out the dough

Once the dough has chilled for about an hour roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and coat each cookie with sugar. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes. They should be a light golden brown on the bottom and slightly firm to the touch. When pressed with your fingertip, if a dip remains in the cookie cook for another minute.

Cut out with sugar on top

Once baked, place cookies on a cooling rack to let completely cool before icing. If you don’t let them cool completely the icing will melt and run off.

baked and cooling

Sift approximately 4-5 cups of powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. I am truly guessing because the little woman just dumps the powdered sugar into the bowl until it looks right. Ugh, how is a kitchen challenge daughter supposed to learn to cook? My mom is just like her mom and it makes me laugh. I remember asking my grandmother how to make a few things and she told me the very same thing. Ok back to the cookies. Slowly add milk to the powdered sugar and stir to mix. Add vanilla to mixture continuing to stir. Add food coloring of your choice and mix well. Mom likes her icing to have a medium consistency.

Sifting the powdered sugar

Once the icing is ready mom just places her cookie face down onto the icing then uses her mixing spoon to remove excess icing drips. Genius I tell ya… so easy.

icing the cookies

Finished cookies

Once you finish icing all your cookies let the icing dry completely before stacking them on top of each other. Enjoy as these are the best sugar cookies I have ever eaten.


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