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Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe like the ones sold at the grocery store!

Ingredients

Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extracts.
  5. Add the flour to the mixture and combine until flour is well incorporated.
  6. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.
  7. Place on baking sheet. Using the bottom of a jar or glass flatten ball of dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of cookie are golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
  10. Frost cookies once completely cooled.

To make frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
  2. Reducing mixer speed, slowly add in powdered sugar and milk.
  3. If frosting seems too thick add additional teaspoon of milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.
  4. Frost cookies once they have cooled completely.
  5. Store any remaining frosting in airtight container in refrigerator.

Notes

For rollout cookies, include the cream cheese, and make the dough with 3 1/2 cups flour; place the dough in a plastic bag, flatten it into a disk, and chill for 1 hour before rolling it out and cutting. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes, until golden brown at the edges. The recipe will make 6 dozen 2″ cookies.

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