I’m highlighting a recipe today rather than tomorrow so that you can all have it for Valentine’s Day!
This week’s recipe came from the blog, A Bountiful Kitchen and is one that I have made several times. The famous sugar cookie recipe originates from Cutler’s Cookies in Bountiful, Utah and they are so fluffy and yummy! If you like this recipe, be sure to visit this blog as she also has recipes for their Frosted Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, and Gingerbread cookie recipes!
The secret ingredient to this recipe is cake flour! If you don’t have cake flour, I made some by doing the following:
For every cup of flour, remove one Tablespoon and replace it with 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch. Sift them together really well. I also learned something else making these cookies. I almost didn’t make them because I noticed that my baking powder was expired. I discovered that you can test to see if your baking powder is still active by pouring 1/2 tsp of baking powder into about 1/2 cup of Hot water. If the baking powder is still active, it will bubble. Just a fun tip I thought I would pass on 🙂
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I had a lot of fun making them this time around, especially since I discovered that letting my toddler lick the frosting beaters kept her distracted for at least 30 minutes! Woo hoo! I don’t remember how many cookies this recipe made, but I had enough to give a plate away to 3 different neighbors and we still had some for ourselves. I would guess about 2 dozen or more using my medium-sized heart cutter (about 5 cookies fit on a plate).
The only thing I might do differently next time is try another frosting recipe. I loved the one that comes with the recipe, but there are so many fun frosting recipes floating around Pinterest right now that I might experiment with something new next time.
Cutler’s Famous Sugar Cookies with Butter Cream Frosting or Glaze
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups cake flourCream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended well. Add dry ingredients and mix. To make dough easier to work with, chill before rolling.