Pan Sugar Cookies

A Pan-full of Sugar Cookies Recipe

1 C. butter, room temperature
2 C. granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. coconut flavoring
5 C. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the eggs
one at a time, scraping sides between additions.
combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl
and whisk together to incorporate the salt and the
soda.

When the sugar and egg mixture is light and fluffy,
mix in the flour mixture and combine well.

Spray a large sheet pan
13x18x1
(You used to be able to buy these in Costco
and also at most kitchen stores.)
Press the dough into the pan and smooth out.
Place in a preheated 375 degree oven
for 12-13 minutes.  You can easily
overbake these and I would rather have
my sugar cookies a little underbaked.
I baked until it looked dry on the top,
it will sink a little when it cools.

Cool completely and frost with
Almond Coconut Frosting

3/4 C. softened butter
6 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. clear vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
1/2 tsp. coconut flavoring
5-6 T. cold water 
pink or red food coloring
sprinkles

Place all ingredients in a mixer bowl using the
whip attachment.  Whip until creamy.  Add 
additional water if needed 1 T. at a time to
make a creamy soft frosting. Add the food coloring
a little at a time to make a pink frosting.  Beat for 5-7
minutes to make it really creamy.

When the pan is completely cool, frost the
cookies and add the sprinkles before the
frosting sets up.  Let the frosting set up
before cutting.  

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