Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies - Lofthouse Style



Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies - Lofthouse Style

by Angie Barrett April-7-2012

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teapsoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 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
  • sprinkles

Instructions

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. 
For icing:
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.

Details

Yield: 2 dozen

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