Sugar Cookies & Best Vanilla Buttercream
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Recipe type: Sugar Cookies & Buttercream
 
Be the hit of the Christmas Cookie Exchange
Ingredients
  • Sugar Cookies
  • 1cup + 2 tablespoons butter slightly cool.
  • 2 cups sugar.
  • Cream butter and sugar in stand mixer.
  • Add 4 eggs room temp and
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  • Mix w paddle attachment as above. Switch over to hook attachment. Add 2 tsp salt,
  • 2 tsp baking powder and
  • 4 cups flour.
  • Mix and then gradually add 1 to 2 cups flour more. Chill dough overnight or at least two hours. Bake at 330 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until bottoms lightly brown.
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 cup slightly cool butter
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Butter Cream Instructions:
  2. Whip butter in stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  3. Add 2 cups confectioners sugar
  4. Vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons whipping cream. Mix til well blended.
  5. Add remaining 2 cups confectioners sugar and last tablespoon whipping cream. Whip well.
  6. Divide and color. If icing thins out add more sugar. I use color gel/paste from Wilton.
Recipe by The Kitchen Prescription at http://thekitchenprescription.com/2013/12/29/buttercream-poinsettia-tutorial/