Friday, December 24, 2010

Butter Cookies with Frosting....So Addicting!!!!

So, I used to make these with my friend while we had sleepovers in high school.  Usually, it was around 2 in the morning, using baking as an aid in staying up all night.  So, about these cookies...As the title says, very addicting!   They melt in your mouth and are sweet and buttery.  The cookies and frosting are light, and a little crisp.  They're not very good for you, as there is much whipping cream, sugar, and butter, which of course, is a great combination in itself.  Enjoy, and happy holidays!

The Recipe
1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
All the cookie ingredients in one bowl!

  1. Mix together by hand, not by mixer, all the ingredients.  Make sure everything is incorporated into the dough thoroughly. 
  2. Separate into three balls.
  3. Wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour, or until firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Roll one ball, until thin, but not transparent.
  6. Cut out cookies, and put on a baking sheet. Make sure number of cookies are even.
  7. Prick lightly with fork.
  8. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  10. Dough all mixed and ready to chill.  I realized that mixing it by hand helps.
  11. Repeat with the last two balls or dough.
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter (room temperature) 
1 tsp. vanilla extract

  1. Mix with fork, thoroughly.  Do not use a mixer! (You may add food coloring, if one wishes to.)
  2. Take a cooled cookie, and spread frosting on the cookie.  Then, place another on top. Or leave them open-faced, which is also fine!
  3. Yummy!
  4. Enjoy!