It's not Valentines Day in our house until sugar cookies are born.
Every year since I can remember my mom has made these, and seriously, they will make you take back any resolutions you made for the new year.
Personally I think they're the best a day or two after they're made because they get all soft and delicious.
Both Mama Mecham's sugar cookie and butter-cream frosting recipes are below.
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add vanilla and egg, mixing well. Combine dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture, blending well (mixture will be very stiff). Divide dough into three parts; roll each part on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough with desired cutters and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
1 16-oz. package powdered sugar
6 T. butter, softened
3 T. milk
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed (or with spoon), beat all ingredients until very smooth, adding more milk if necessary to make good spreading consistency.
Happy sugar overload!!