Classic Sugar Cookies with Frosting and Sprinkles World Cuisine Today Magazine

Sugar Cookie Recipe for Valentine's Day or Special Occasions

Yield: 40 Cookies


For the cookies

Two sticks of unsalted butter (one cup)

One cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

One large or jumbo egg

2 1/2 cups all purpose baking flour

3/4 t baking poweder

3/4 t salt

For the frosting

Three cups of sifted confectioners (powdered) sugar

4 T whole milk

2 T light corn syrup

1/2 t vanilla extract

food coloring

sprinkles for decoration or small candies


For the cookies

1. Thoroughly mix the butter and sugar together in a standard mixer or with electric hand mixer until smooth.

2. Add vanilla extract and the egg until thoroughly combined.

3. In a different mixing bowl using a whisk mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

4. Sift the dry ingredients gradually into the first wet mixture.

5. On a piece of plastic wrap transfer half the mixture and wrap. (Mixture will be sticky). Do the same with the other half. Mold each half into a disk shape.

6. Chill for three hours.

7. Grease your cookie sheets lightly and preheat the oven to 350 F.

8. Dust a flat surface with some flour and roll out one half of your dough to 1/2 inch in thickness for crispy or 1/4 inch for a chewier thicker cookie.

9. Cut your cookies into the desired shapes with cookie cutters or using templates.

10. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes.