It would not be spring without a soft sugar cookie decorated with colorful sprinkles! Easy recipe! Delicious cookie!
Sugar cookies are a mainstay at any family gathering. It seems I do equal amount of baking both during winter and spring. One of my favorite cookies to bake are sugar cookies. And not just any sugar cookie, but a soft cookie. I developed this basic recipe a few years back and have been using it since then. Surprise your friends and family with this yummy and festive cookie at your next family gathering. Make sure you print out copies of the recipe to share with your family and friends.
Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
Mix in one egg at a time. Then mix in the vanilla bean paste, coconut extract and lemon juice.
Combine the baking powder and flour. Gradually mix the dry ingredients to the wet until dough forms.
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll 24 equal cookie dough balls and place 12 on each baking sheet. Using your hands, flatten the dough ball slightly. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Once cookies are cooled, prepare the frosting. Mix the powdered sugar and butter together. Gradually add in the milk a little at a time until you have a smooth frosting. Mix in 3-5 drops of the yellow food coloring until desired color is reached.
Frost 12 cookies and after each cookie, add some sprinkles.
To the remaining frosting, add a few drops of blue food coloring until desired green color. Frost remaining cookies and add sprinkles.
After cookies have been frosted and decorated. Let sit for a few hours before storing in an airtight container for a few days. Place wax paper in between layers to keep frosting from getting ruined.