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Jon's Super Sugar Cookie

This recipe was featured in my Holiday Cookie Baking Class. You can read about it and get additional cookie recipes featured at the event HERE.

Jon's Super Sugar Cookie
This is a recipe given to me by my former coworker, Jon. He always made these cookies for work potlucks, birthdays or random work events. Jon was kind enough to share the recipe with me just before I moved onto another professional role. Note - margarine is used and this is to maintain the shape of the cookie. You should not substitute butter for the margarine! (Butter will cause the cookie to spread and it won't come out right.) You can either make this into drop cookie using a cookie scoop (which I did for today) or roll it out and use cookie cutters to make into various cookie shapes.

COOKIES
2 eggs
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups AP flour
frosting - recipe follows

1. Cream margarine and sugar well.
2. Add vanilla and eggs; combine well.
3. In separate bowl, sift the baking powder, salt and flour.
4. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients slowly until thoroughly combined.
5. Cookie dough must be chilled until firm, or overnight.
6. Remove dough from fridge and roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness.
7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
8. With cookie cutters or rim of drinking glass, cut out cookies.
9. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on oven. Check often to prevent over cooking or burning. Cool on baking rack when done.
10. Meanwhile, to prepare frosting - its a MUST for these cookies! (go all the way or not at all- lol)

FROSTING
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1 stick of real butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cream or whole milk

11. Cream butter, milk and vanilla together.
12. Slowly add powdered sugar to butter until desired consistency. If you'd like, add liquid food coloring for festive cookies.
13. When cookies are cooled, slather this heavenly frosting. For more texture and color, press the top of the cookies in sprinkles, colored sugar or just eat plain!


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