Happy Easter from Baxter & Main!

Today I bring you a very simple (and delicious, duh) sugar cookie recipe.  This recipe came from my mom’s friend Judy and my mom has been making it for years much to the delight of any small child who is lucky enough to sample the results.  (Grown-ups enjoy them too.)

The ingredients are few and there is not much sugar in the cookie itself (the frosting is another story…) but they are soft and light and they have a hint of nutmeg in them which is a nice touch.  In short, they are delightful.

And better yet they can be easily rolled out and cut into all sorts of fun shapes!  I accidentally bought Easter-shaped “pancake molds” thinking they would be the same as cookie cutters but they are made of silicone and flimsy so some of my bunnies came out crooked and had wonky ears but they tasted just great and that is all that matters.  Happy Easter!

Judy’s Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar in stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or handheld mixer; add eggs & vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients and add to mix.

Roll dough out, cut into shapes and bake at 425 degree oven for 7 minutes.

Simple Frosting for Sugar Cookies

  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, add more to thicken

Mix all ingredients in stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or use handheld mixer on low until combined.  Stir in food coloring if desired.

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