Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies with Rich Fudge-like Frosting

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A cookie recipe that’s worth a million praises is a keeper! This Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies with Rich Fudge-like Frosting recipe is irresistible to the point where you won’t be able to stop popping them in your mouth. Firstly they’re uber soft sugar cookies that are rich and buttery and secondly there is a delicious layer of thick fudgy frosting on top. This recipe also uses just everyday ingredients from your kitchen pantry, so there is no need to look for an exhaustive list of items at the grocery store. It’s your choice whether you want to put chocolate frosting on them or just plain frosting, but it’s a guarantee that they will go with just about any flavor. These easy homemade cookies are carefully baked until slightly browned along the sides and the centers are set. They’re also special because the recipe uses heavy cream to give these cookies a richer flavor. Heavy cream is a magic ingredient when it comes to cookie dough because they not only add that almost shortbread texture but also compliment with butter to give it a delicate touch.

You'll be happy to know that this soft sugar cookies recipe can be prepared pretty much the way you prefer. Add lemon or orange zest to the cookies to give it a delightful citrus flavor. You can add cinnamon, coconut flakes, cookie butter, honey, browned butter or a hint of almond extract for a rich aftertaste. You may if you wish to garnish on top with toasted almonds, pecans, cashews or even berry jam. For special occasions like kids’ birthday parties, you can add rainbow sprinkles on top or try topping them with marshmallows coated in chocolate. This will to make the cookies look edgy and fun. If you like the cookies to taste a bit crunchy, you may have to bake them a little longer than 12 minutes until they turn dark golden brown. Make sure to place the dough at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet before you transfer them to the oven since the dough tends to expand a tiny bit.

A good tip that will come handy for baking the best cookies and cakes is to use real vanilla extract instead of artificial vanilla flavor. If you can get hold of vanilla beans or even vanilla bean paste, that would be even better. Nielsen-Massey or Madagascar is a reliable brand that is sold at most baking or grocery stores. These brands are recommended by bakers because they are leading brands with no additives like corn syrup, sugar etc. You’ll see how much of a difference a pure vanilla extract can make to desserts. Quality ingredients are always the key to achieving the best flavor in cookies. You can make this recipe a lot healthier if you add dark chocolate in the place of regular milk chocolate chips. Dark chocolate with more than seventy percent of cacao is healthier because it goes through little processing or ‘Dutching’ as the term is referred. It is full of fiber, iron, magnesium and antioxidants that are essential for a healthy immune system. If you don’t like melting chocolate chips in the microwave, you can also use a double boiler to be able to melt the chips at a slower pace.

Thank you to Michelle at Brown Eyed Baker food blog for sharing this fabulous Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies with Rich Fudge-like Frosting recipe with us. Do visit Michelle’s blog for more exciting dessert recipes. This soft sugar cookies recipe is one such recipe you will surely take pride in serving. Make them today!

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