Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies

Soft, light and melt in your mouth sweetness, perfect for Valentine’s Day is the best way to describe these cookies. They are not the crispy edged cookie that many associate with sugar cookies. But they are delicious and so incredibly tender that you’ll want to make these every day of the year. The added unique ingredient of Greek yogurt lends to the tenderness and balances out the sweetness. Thankfully, by adjusting the color of the frosting, you can make these for any – or every – special day!

Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies
For the sugar cookies
  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 3 cups flour
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
For the frosting
  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  2. 3 tablespoons cream (or milk)
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1/2-1 teaspoon raspberry extract (optional depending on the flavor you want)
  5. 2 cups powdered sugar
  6. red food color (optional to desired color)
For the sugar cookies
  1. Cream the butter to soften. Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Mix in yogurt, eggs and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to mixer and completely incorporate. Transfer dough to airtight container and chill 2-4 hours. This makes it much easier to roll out.
  3. Once chilled, roll out half of dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2 inch round biscuit cutter or decorative cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes. All ovens vary so be sure to check the cookies. They should not brown, but instead puff and become set when done.
  5. Remove from baking sheet (you can slide the entire piece of parchment off sheet to cool) and cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Cream butter to soften. Add cream, vanilla and raspberry extract (if using). Mix to combine. Add powdered sugar. Mix in slowly and then increase speed to fully incorporate and create a smooth texture.
  2. Add food coloring, one drop at a time, until you achieve the desired darkness. Mix fully after each additional drop. Spread on cooled cookies with an offset spatula. For me, the more frosting the better!
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For Valentine’s, I dressed up the cookies with red gourmet sugar and fun little “x” and “o” sugar letters, found in the baking aisle. These cookies can be make for any occasion by coloring the frosting another shade and not using the raspberry flavoring. Eating one is not enough because these go down way too easily!

Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

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