Don’t have Cupid’s bow and arrows handy? Try using these Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day instead!
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Speaking of Roman history, I took Latin throughout middle and high school. In my senior year, I took Latin IV, and our teacher gave us all nicknames from Roman and Greek mythology. For all of our Latin Club events, we’d dress in character. Fun, right? Well, unfortunately I didn’t end up as someone cool like Zeus or Poseidon. Nope, I ended up as Cupid. Seriously?
Can you picture being a guy in high school and ending up with Cupid as your Latin nickname for the year? But I wasn’t one to be deterred. I owned my role as Cupid! I had a white toga with red stripes down the side. But the best part is that I went and got a Nerf crossbow set. A little white and red spray paint later, and I had a weapon fit for a god! I think my Mom still has that Cupid’s Crossbow somewhere in her garage. I might need to bring that back with me soon. I’ve got plenty of matchmaking skills still left in me!
Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies
A couple of days ago, I was in the grocery store and noticed the Lofthouse frosted sugar cookies. You know the ones I’m talking about right? The thick cake-like cookies with frosting and sprinkles. They show up for all of the big holidays…and I kinda enjoy them…a lot. Since I love to bake, I decided I needed to try making my own version of these frosted soft sugar cookies at home. And they turned out awesome!
I did pick up a couple of tips from my attempts at making these cookies. First, make sure to refrigerate the dough. This dough is super sticky, and refrigerating makes it a little easier to roll out. You will still need to flour the countertop generously, but the cold dough is easier to work with. Also, make sure to roll the dough out to about 1/4″. I made some of these cookies a little thicker (partially by mistake but also partially out of curiosity), and the flavor is just off. They taste more like a floury biscuit with frosting on top. Not bad…but also not what you’re looking for when you reach for a cookie. Oh, and these cookies will taste better several hours (or even the next day) after being baked. The powdered sugar in the frosting is a bit sharp for my tastes when first made…but it’ll taste better after it sits.
We took these cookies with us to the curling club, and they disappeared quickly. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! As for me, I’m off to find my Cupid Crossbow. I’ve got some people to shoot…uh, I mean matchmaking to do!
Did you make a batch of these Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog). I’d leave to see your version!
Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies
For the Cookies
- Using a countertop mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes on medium speed). Add the eggs, egg yolk, sour cream and vanilla. Mix just until blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (baking soda, baking powder and flour) until well combined.
- Add half of the dry ingredients to the bowl; mix just until combined. Repeat with the remaining dry ingredients.
- Refrigerate dough for 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- Roll dough out on a well-floured countertop to 1/4" thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut desired shapes. Place cookies on lined baking sheets.
- Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes, or until edges turn light golden brown. Place cookies on a cooling rack until fully cooled.
For the Frosting
- Using a countertop mixer, beat together the powdered sugar and melted butter until well combined.
- Add the milk and vanilla; beat until combined. (Note: If the frosting is too thin, add an extra ¼ cup of powdered sugar. If it is too thick, add an extra tsp of milk.)
- Gradually add the red food coloring until frosting reaches desired color.
- Frost and decorate cookies.
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