The Best Soft Sugar Cookies

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The best soft sugar cookies may always lie, in the end, in the mind of the eater, but these cookies offer a lovely, from scratch recipe that will make a wonderful cookie for you and your family. This is another of those recipes that is delightful in its simplicity and purity. There are not a lot of things added to the recipe and its flavor lies in plenty of butter, lots of sugar, a good blending and some vanilla. You could add one-half teaspoon of well ground cardamom for added flavor punch. Regardless, this is a lovely and classic recipe for sugar cookies.

This recipe calls for an icing, and when you see the photos, you can see how pretty the results are with this icing. But if you do not want to put an icing on the cookies, they will still taste fabulous. In some ways, perhaps, they will taste better since you can enjoy the clean flavor of good ingredients, cooked well, without the distraction of sweeteners. This cookie, served plain or with a frosting, would be delicious mid-day when you need a bit of a pick you up to make it through to dinner. If you like, you could also put a cream cheese frosting on these cookies with excellent results, or a light lemon glaze. Any way you put them together, and whether or not they are frosted, these cookies will delight.

Little helpers can lend a hand by helping with the frosting. Just make it a bit thinner than if you were doing the job yourself, and have them use a spoon to spread it on top. If that is too difficult still, have the little hands spread the sprinkles. They will do that happily. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, The Baker Upstairs.

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Soft Sugar Cookies From The Baker Upstairs
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, powdered sugar, cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 247, Calories from Fat 109, Total Fat 12.1g 19%, Saturated Fat 7.5g 37%, Cholesterol 44mg 15%, Sodium 139mg 6%, Potassium 90mg 3%, Carbohydrates 33.2g 11%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 20.8g, Protein 2.2g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 5%

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