simple sugar cookies with buttercream

simple sugar cookies with buttercream

Making sugar cookies is one of those therapeutic things that seems to get me back ‘on center’. In a chaotic and stressful and demanding world, there is something so satisfying about the simple combination of flour, butter and sugar.

I was just playing around and came up with this recipe. See, I have my Best Sugar Cookie memorized but felt like making a few changes just to see what would happen. (Not only do I have my own memorized, but the recipes of friends. Calley has uses confectioners sugar, Bridget only uses one egg, etc. It was fun to incorporated their tricks into this!)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup (227g) butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups (94g) cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons (7g) cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1g) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1g) baking soda
  • pinch table salt
  • 2 cups (250g) confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (28g), room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3g) vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons (20-30g) milk
  • 1-2 drops McCormick® green food coloring
  • Gold Sprinkles (about 2 tablespoons total)
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