Several requests have come in for the recipe I used to make snowmobile and “2” shaped sugar cookies for Rocco’s second birthday party. Since it is my aunt Sarah’s special recipe, I needed to get her permission to post it first. Well, it’s your lucky day because she said it was okay!
My Aunt Sarah created this recipe with a friend of hers years ago and tweaked it a few times since then to reach perfection. Every Christmas my she makes them and I cannot keep my hands out of the cookie jar. They are the best sugar cookies of all time. Other than being soft, chewy and delicious, there is something addicting about them. It’s hard to put it into words, so you’ll just have to taste and see!
Aunt Sarah’s Sugar Cookies
4 Egg yolks
1/4 c. Sour milk (a little less than 1/4 c. milk and 1T. vinegar)
3 1/2 c. Flour
1/4 t. Salt
1/4 t. Baking soda
- Mix first five ingredients together in large bowl.
- Mix last three (dry ingredients) in seperate bowl and add to first bowl.
- Chill dough 2 hours or overnight.
- Roll out dough approximately 1/4 inch and cut out cookies.
- Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 7 minutes. Try to catch them right before the cookie browns. Let cookies set up on the pan for about 2 minutes, then move them to a cooling rack.
1/3 c. Butter
2 c. Powdered sugar
1 1/2 t. Vanilla
3-4 T. Hot water
Food coloring of choice
- Heat butter in medium saucepan until melted.
- Stir in sugar, vanilla and food coloring, then whisk in water 1 T. at a time until desired consistency.
- Pour glaze into a round pie pan.
- Dip top of cookies in glaze.
- Place cookies on rack to allow glaze to set.
*Frosts about 2 1/2 dozen cookies. Store with wax paper between each layer of cookies.
Tip: Make the dough, cut out, bake and freeze them until the day before the party. Remove from freezer, frost them and let set up overnight. Double recipe for about a 100 cookies, however make the dough in two separate batches. It just works better.
These cookies were the perfect addition to the hot cocoa bar. A sugar cookie and cup of cocoa go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? Plus, they are super cute.
You can customize these for any party (showers, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, grad parties, etc.) using a unique shaped cookie cutter and your choice of icing color. I plan on making some pink and red heart cookies for Valentines Day! Etsy has a great selection of cookie cutters if you can’t find what you’re looking for in store.
A BIG thanks to my aunt Sarah for allowing me to share her very special recipe with you all. I love her cookies, but love her more!