My Inspiration . . .

I've always had a love for baking, but it wasn't until I was in college that I had a desire to learn how to cook. In 2009, I decided to start my own cooking blog so I could access my recipes from anywhere, and was born.

I love trying new recipes and finding ways to make them healthier & happier on the hips! I love everything about food: the taste, the smells, the presentation, the experimenting, etc. I love to entertain, so I figured this was a great way to bring people together. Hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes. Happy cooking!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Homemade Sugar Cookies w/ Vanilla Buttercream Icing

{ Prep Time: 20 mins / Chill Time: 1 hr / Difficulty: Intermediate / Yields: 5 dozen cookies}

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
rolling pin
cookie cutters

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least an hour (or overnight).
2. On floured surface, roll out dough into 1/4-1/2" thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6-8 mins. Cool completely on wire racks before icing.

Click here to see my vanilla buttercream icing recipe!

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