Old Fashioned Butter Cookies with Butter Frosting

Old Fashioned Butter Cookies with Butter Frosting

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"These are cookies my mother has been making since I was a little girl. They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!"
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Ingredients

3 h 5 m servings 136 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Beat 1 cup softened butter with white sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat egg, whole milk, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract into butter mixture until smooth. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl and gradually stir dry ingredients into moist ingredients to make a smooth dough. Chill dough in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Dust a pastry cloth or kitchen towel generously with flour.
  3. Divide dough into thirds and roll each third out 1/8-inch thick on the prepared pastry cloth. Cut shapes out of the rolled dough with cookie cutters. Place cookies onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are barely browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.
  5. Beat 1 cup softened butter, 3 cups confectioners' sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract, and evaporated milk in a bowl until smooth. Gradually stir 6 cups confectioners' sugar into mixture until combined. Beat frosting hard until fluffy; stir in additional evaporated milk or confectioners' sugar if needed to reach desired consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

Reviews

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These are true "old-fashioned" cookies. If you are used to something that tastes like those sweet, soft, sugary (hydrogenated, processed) decorated cookies they sell in the bakery section of you...

I submitted this over a year ago, so just a little update: I doubled the cookie recipe and I think I tripled the frosting recipe because I typically make a ton of them at the holidays and I dye ...

Great cut-out cookies. I used "Sugar Cookie Icing" because I wanted a smooth frosting for Christmas cookies, but I'm looking forward to trying them with the frosting recipe.

we loved this recipe. i made my cookies 1/4" thick by 4" across; they baked for about 7 minutes. the frosting is grand. i used my food processor to make the frosting and since the dough yielded ...

Everybody liked the cookies. This is my new favorite sugar cookie recipe now! I didn't make all. that. frosting! hahaha! Thanks for the recipe!

This turned out well and the family loved them...for some reason the batter doesn't quite make as many cookies at it says, but I did make mine a bit thicker than normal. Otherwise the recipe is...

Easy and delicious! We rolled the dough into balls and flattened with the bottom of a cup. Then we decorated with colored sugar! Easy peasy and super yummy.