The Best Frosted Sugar Cookies You’ll Ever Wrap Your Lips Around – Guaranteed!


I love to cook. In fact, I’d just as soon be in my kitchen cooking for my loved ones than sitting in the most expensive restaurant in town – on someone else’s tab.

One of my favorite things to cook is desserts. I think it has something to do with being a mother of three daughters and a wife of a man with a head full of sweet teeth. When I serve desserts, I get hugs, smiles, praises – the works. I always keep a dessert of some sort made up, whether it’s cake, cheesecake, cupcakes, pie, fudge, brownies, cobbler, or (a personal favorite) cookies.

One of my favorite cookies is one of the easiest. My family loves them so much, they disappear inside of two days!

The thing is… the cookies I “make” for these cookies aren’t even homemade! I use the Sugar Cookie rolled dough you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. When I’m making sugar cookies that will not be iced, I use my favorite Sugar Cookie recipe. However, the ones in the rolls are excellent and will save you a great deal of time and work.

Besides, to be perfectly honest, the cream cheese icing is the star of this show, anyway. You won’t believe how ridiculously delicious this Cream Cheese Icing is on the sugar cookies.

Richy Rich Cream Cheese Icing

1 (8 oz) block of Cream Cheese (buy the name brand, I promise it does make a difference)

1 1/2 cups margarine, softened

4 cups sifted powdered sugar (sift, then measure)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Soften the cream cheese, then add the butter and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar and continue beating. Keep beating until you have a beautiful smooth consistency. Ah, bliss.

After the cookies have baked, sprinkle them slightly with sugar. Then place them on waxed paper and allow them to cool their heels.

Frost the cookies with the amazing cream cheese icing and sprinkle on colored sugar sprinkles (optional). Around Christmas, red and green sugar crystals look gorgeous and taste divine.

Once you start making these sugar cookies, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t been making them all along.

This cream cheese icing recipe is also perfect on Red Velvet Cake, Carrot Cake, Italian Wedding Cake, Cinnamon rolls, and (according to my oldest daughter) graham crackers.

I’ll let you in on one other little secret: When time is really being a pain, store bought cream cheese (or even Vanilla) icing does nicely. I always keep a tub of icing in my pantry and a roll of cookie dough in the refrigerator for emergencies. Make no mistake about it, the cream cheese icing above is much better, but sometimes we have to cut a few corners, don’t we?!

Source by Joi Sigers

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