Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies - Lofthouse Style
by Angie Barrett April-7-2012
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teapsoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teapsoon salt
- 8 oz cream cheese
- For Icing:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teapsoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
In a stand mixer, (or in a bowl with a handheld mixer), cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add in cream cheese. Mix Well.
In a large bowl mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture.
Mix until everything is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.Chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Roll dough out onto a floured surface, roll to desired thickness, I did mine 1/2 and inch. Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter.
Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Move to cooling rack to cool completely.
Cream butter in the bowl of a mixer.
Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing. Add vanilla and heavy cream.
Once cookies are cooled, frost the cookies once at a time, Sprinkle with sprinkles as you go.
If you want until the end to add the sprinkles, the icing will have crusted over and they wont' stick.
Yield: 2 dozen