sweet tooth

I want to share with you guys a fabulous recipe! It is so easy & yummy! I am a sucker for all things sweet but especially sugar cookies! My mom used to make these darling Hershey Kiss shapes and I woud die over them, so only fitting that I keep the tradition going. I got this easy recipe from my sister a couple years ago and have turned to it ever since. I have many fabulous sugar cookie recipies but this one is hands down the easiest and cuts very well (which is important for the holidays) not to mention it’s delicious! I hope you guys enjoy and let me know if you have any questions! 
Everything you will need.


Step 1: Combine flour & baking powder in mixing bowl 


Step 2: Beat together butter & sugar. Once combined add the egg & vanilla (beat until fluffy) 


Step 3: Switch to a paddle or hook for mixing

Step 4: Slowing add in flour & baking powder mixture



What it should look like when combined 



Step 5: Cover in plastic wrap & chill for at least 20 minutes


Step 6: Sprinkle a little flour down & roll it out to about 1/3 inch thick

Step 7: Cut away – To get the shape of the Hershey Kiss I took a metal heart shaped cookie cutter and bent the top of it to get it a flat as possible. You can also take a pizza cutter to the bottom of the cookies before baking to make sure they got the straightest edge possible.

Step 8: Bake at 350˚ for 7-11 mintues (I usually do around 9 minutes)


While they are baking make the frosting! 

 What you will need for frosting & decorating 


Step 1: Combine butter (room temp) & powder sugar. Once combined add vanilla & lemon extract. 

Beat until light & fluffy 

Step 2: Divide up into different bowls for mixing colors 

Step 3: Add desired amount of food coloring 



Step 4: Unwrap a couple Hershey Kisses and keep the paper tag (they are long enough to cut in half)



Step 5: Frost your heart out! Then place the paper tag on the top! Done & Darling

Sugar Cookies:

Ingredients
– 2 1/2 Cups Flour
– 1 Cup Sugar
– 1 Cup Butter (room temp.)
– 1 Large Egg
– 1 Tsp Baking Powder
– 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract 
Directions
1. In seperate mixing bowl whisk together the flour & baking powder
2. Beat together butter & sugar. Once combined add an egg & vanilla (beat until fluffy) 
3. Switch attachment to the paddle or hook and slowly add flour & baking powder mixture
4. Gather dough together, cover in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 20 minutes. 
5. Bake at 350˚ for 7 – 11 minutes (I usually bake them for around 9 minutes)

Makes about 2 1/2 Dozen depending on the size of the cookie cutter.

Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:  
– 1 Cup Butter (room temp.)
– 3 1/2 Cups Powder Sugar 
– 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract 
– 1/2 Tsp Lemon Extract (optional
– Food Colorings 
Directions
1. Whisk together the butter & powder sugar 
2. Once combined add the vanilla & lemon extract 
3. Place in to separate bowls (however many you need for all your colors) 
4. Mix in food coloring
5. Frost! But wait for cookies to cool before doing so. 

Tips

1. To get the shape of the Hershey Kiss I took a metal heart shaped cookie cutter and bent the top of it to get it a flat as possible. My mom also used to take a pizza cutter to the bottom of the cookies before baking to make sure they got the straightest edge possible.
2. Make sure frosting is a little thick because you will be adding food coloring which will thin it out.

3. I usually double the batch and will freeze half the dough for next time I’m in need. You can also bake the cookies ahead of time and freeze them for when you are ready to frost. 

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