Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe: Halloween Style

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Super soft Halloween Sugar Cookies
 

Many of you have requested the recipe… so here it is!

After my last cookie post, I had many of you email me for the sugar cookie recipe I use.  

Since all of these requests came in after the cookies were made, I didn’t have a chance to take step-by-step pictures of the recipe…. but I promise, it is simple enough,so you really shouldn’t need that.

Here is what you need. Made 25 VERY large and thick cookies ( or 40-60 smaller cookies)

– 5.5 cups of flour
– 3 cups of sugar
– 4 eggs
– 1 lbs (4 sticks) of salted butter at room temp
– 2 Tbsp flavoring… I have used lemon, vanilla or almond

1. Combine butter and sugar and mix until creamy.
2. Add flavor & eggs and beat until fluffy
3. Add flour on a low speed, slowly
4. Put dough in refrigerator for a couple hours.

I cut cookies very thick (a little less than 1/2 in) This makes super thick soft cookies… mmmm.

As for baking, it depends on how thick and big your cookies are.

For these large thick cookies, I cooked at 375 for 10-14 minutes.  (or until just set, do not wait for them to start browning)

For smaller cookies, I have cooked the at 350 for 8-13 minutes. Sorry that there isn’t more specifics, but no cookie is alike : )

If you want to put your cookies on stick (like I did for the football draft cookies)

Make sure to cut your cookies thick and insert the cookie sticks before you bake :)

As for the frosting…. I use the basic royal frosting recipe. Here is one from Food Network.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/royal-icing-recipe/index.html

Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe: Halloween Style
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • - 5.5 cups of flour
  • - 3 cups of sugar
  • - 4 eggs
  • - 1 lbs (4 sticks) of salted butter at room temp
  • - 2 Tbsp flavoring... I have used lemon, vanilla or almond. You pick your favorite.
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and sugar and mix until creamy.
  2. Add flavor & eggs and beat until fluffy
  3. Add flour on a low speed, slowly
  4. Put dough in refrigerator for a couple hours.
  5. For thick large cookies bake at 375 for 10-14 mins (or until just set, do not wait for them to start browning)
  6. For thin cookies, bake at 350 for 8-13 minutes.
  7. As for the frosting.... I use the basic royal frosting recipe. Here is one from Food Network.
  8. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/royal-icing-recipe/index.html

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Comments

  1. JM says

    I’m making these right now and they look delicious! One note: the printable recipe card says add flour in step 2 instead of add flavor. It was getting hard to mix without adding the flavor and eggs first. Thanks for the recipe!

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