Monday, July 29, 2013

Frosted Slice and Bake Cookies

I'm back from Canada!  I had a lovely trip with my really good friend :)  While I missed my husband, it was nice to go adventuring again and visit somewhere new.  I'll be sharing some pictures and stories with you soon.  
Now that I'm back, of course I'm busy again in the kitchen.  It's been nice around here!  The weather has been more like fall then mid summer, I for one, enjoy the 70s much better than the 90s!  It means I can turn on my oven, and I sure have.
The recipe I'm sharing with you today is super easy :)  I actually made the dough before I went to Canada and then it was already for me to bake up for a sweet treat right when I got home.  Love cookies that can be made ahead like that.  These are also so simple because they don't involve any rolling out of dough.  Great for when you need a cookie in a hurry.  The dough can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to three months.  These were delicious and I plan to stock my freezer with some more dough to have on hand.
Now let's get to it!  

Frosted Slice and Bake Cookies
Recipe adapted from Shugary Sweets

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (make sure to let it soften first!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 TBSP milk

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp desired flavoring (I used vanilla again, but you can use lemon, almond, whatever)
  • Sprinkles!!!

Cream the butter and sugar, and vanilla extract together, mixing about 2-3 minutes.  Add egg and almond extract.  Beat in the flour, salt, milk, and baking powder.  Mix well.  Divide the dough in half and roll into a log (the thickness of the log will be how wide your cookies are, Mine were about 2 inches thick).  Wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 3 hours, overnight, or up to a few months.
When you are ready to bake your cookies, no need to thaw that dough!  Take straight from the freezer and slice off 1/4 inch thick cookies.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.  Let cool completely.
Mix up the frosting by whisking together the powdered sugar, extract of choice, and milk until smooth.  I spread the frosting on using the back of a spoon, or you can dip the front of the cookie in the glaze, or use a basting brush - up to you!  Add sprinkle after every few cookies.  Let the frosting set at least 30 minutes.  Store in airtight container.  Enjoy!
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  1. They look great!
    I would love it if you could share at my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff's live now!
    Hope to see you there :)
    Share Your Stuff Tuesdays

    1. Thank you for linking up! Hope to see you next week!

  2. That's a great idea for doing the cookies ahead and just baking and frosting when you need them!

  3. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love that you can make the dough up earlier and bake when your ready.. Where in Canada did you go? Just jealous as I would like to go visit my family there :)

    1. Thanks Marlys! I was in the Thunder Bay area in Ontario :)

  5. there is nothing better than a cookies that you can just slice and bake like this one. Thanks for sharing

  6. I love cookies that you can freeze and then bake later!

  7. These look delicious. I love slice and bake cookies!

  8. Yummy cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  9. Great recipe. Very handy to have cookies available to make at any time.

  10. Yum! Perfect to always have on hand. I'll need to make these soon!

  11. Frosted cookies were definitely my first thought for this linkup! Yours turned out much prettier than mine would have though!

  12. I am so glad you are a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group. I would like to ask that you do not post the recipe until the date we are assigned. Thanks so much!

  13. These would be such a hit at our house! After reading more of your blog, I see that you live just about 1/2 hour up river from us! And you just got back from Canada... Anywhere near Ottawa? My sister lives there. Looking forward to trying your recipe :)

  14. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. They sound yummy. I like that you can take it straight from the freezer. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Yum. Now I'm hungry for cookies. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  17. These would be great for holiday baking. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at "The Saturday Spotlight party"!
    Have a great weekend and hope to see you at this weeks party!



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