Smooth Sailing Sugar Cookies

Smooth Sailing Sugar Cookies

"With a fresh breeze, my longtime-favorite sugar cookie recipe got under way on a new track. I cut out sailboats and frisky fish, frosting them brightly for the nautical gathering. My guests ate their limit! -Martha Conaway, Pataskala, Ohio"
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35 m servings
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Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with cookie cutters of your choice. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, extract, salt and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Add food coloring if desired. Frost cookies; decorate as desired.

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These cookies were absolutely wonderful for my children! We had a blast making them for playgroup and eating a couple on the way there. I used orange extract in the DOUGH (not the frosting) thou...

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had to add more milk to dough, it was too dry. the frosting recipe needed more milk too. when all was done, the cookies were a little bland and dry still and the frosting was lacking. i'll gi...

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These cookies were absolutely wonderful for my children! We had a blast making them for playgroup and eating a couple on the way there. I used orange extract in the DOUGH (not the frosting) thou...

This was my first time to make cut-out sugar cookies, and I was nervous. The recipe could not have been easier and the taste is exactly what I was looking for in a cookie. Now, I just need to wo...

Great cookies.Easy to make and so soft.My kids loved them.

Incredible recipe! Others recipes are good, but this one is THE BEST!!

had to add more milk to dough, it was too dry. the frosting recipe needed more milk too. when all was done, the cookies were a little bland and dry still and the frosting was lacking. i'll gi...

Instead of cutting out shapes, my 2 year old & I made balls, put them in 100's & thousands (sprinkles) and flattened them on the pan. The first batch the cookies were too thick, but they were st...

I needed a sugar cookie recipe to make our Christmas tradition, sugar cookies with black raspberry preserve filling. I'd cheated and used refrigerated dough before, but I wanted to get back to ...

I have been using this recipe for years now. It is the best sugar cookie recipe I have ever made. I find the dough exceptionally easy to work with - it never sticks and I get awesome results e...

This was a very easy sugar cookie recipe! I will definitely use this again. I didn't even really have to chill the dough for that long! The icing is perfect! Just like the kind you get in th...

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