This morning we decorated the left over sugar cookies from Friday night's event. I am pretty sure he was more focused on frosting his mouth than the cookies and I couldn't stop him because it was just so darn cute! Also, it's equal parts amazing and scary how much he watches what we do. As I was decorating the little trees and then lining them up, he would frost a little piece of cookie and then line it right next to mine. I seriously cannot even handle how adorable he is!!
^^ as I was saying. . . ^^
^^ sugar face!! haha ^^
- - -Now all our cookies are either eaten or packaged to be taken to the fire station, post office workers and friends as a little Christmas surprise. And I'm not saying how many more were eaten than wrapped up. *insert blank face emoji here* haha
Also, if you have any Christmas-cookie-baking-energy left in you on this Christmas Eve-eve-eve, you must do yourself a favor and make a batch of these! My mom got this recipe from her long-time, high school friend years ago and they were a staple in our house all our growing up years. Most especially pink, heart-shaped sugar cookies at Valentines! They are literally the softest sugar cookie you will ever eat and I promise you won't be able to stop with eating just one!! You're welcome.
Soft Sugar Cookies
// makes approximately 7 dozen cookies //
1 c butter
1 c margarine
3 c sugar
4+ T milk
1 1/2 t vanilla
8 c flour
3 t cream of tarter
3 t baking soda
1 t salt
Cream butter, margarine and sugar together. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir in cream of tarter, soda and salt. Mix in flour one cup at a time. You may need to add additional milk if it become too dry. Roll dough to 1/4" thick and cut out cookies. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Do not over bake! Cool on baking racks.
For the frosting, we always make a simple mix of powdered sugar and milk. A quick way to frost a lot of cookies is to simply dip the cookie upside down into the frosting and gently scrap off excess with a knife. This dries into a perfect frosted glaze on your perfectly soft cookies.
Note // This recipe is easy to cut in half if you don't want a million delicious cookies staring you in the face.
^^ I adore this kid so so much!! ^^