Friday, January 20, 2012

Almost Famous Sugar Cookies-Very, very good.

     I have known about Cheryl's Cookies for a long time. I have never tried them. A few days before I left for Florida, a good friend was lucky enough to get to taste them and she  couldn't say enough good things about the flavor and texture of these cookies. The fact that they come individually wrapped is a bonus. I wanted to order them to take to Florida with me for the holiday, but I didn't have enough I started searching for a recipe that might be similiar. I found a recipe titled "Cheryl and Co. Cookies" on Tastebook. Click here for the recipe. They also list a frosting recipe, but I wasn't crazy about the idea of vegetable oil in my frosting, so I used the following recipe for the frosting. The cookie recipe makes so many cookies that I ran out of frosting and still had about a dozen cookies leftover.

Buttercream Frosting

1 - (1 lb.) pkg. powdered sugar (approx. 3 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup - butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons - milk
1 teaspoon - vanilla

Combine in large bowl, with mixer at low speed, powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency. Divide into bowls and add food coloring as desired.

Makes enough to fill and frost 2-layer cake, 13x9x2-inch sheet cake, or 24 cupcakes.

     I was a little shocked at the amount of butter, eggs and sugar for the recipe...but, it made lots of cookies and they were very good. The recipe says to roll out the dough and cut out the cookies. They would certainly look more like Cheryl's Cookies if you did that. I was lazy and simply rolled them into balls and pressed them down with a glass dipped in flour.

     My family said these were the best sugar cookies I've ever made. They are thick, soft and not overly sweet. I tend to go for the chocolate cookies on the plate, but even I was grabbing these. I still look forward to trying some of the authentic Cheryl's Cookies, but these were certainly a hit at my house and would be wonderful for Valentine's Day.

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Barbara F. said...

Cheryl's Cookies are da bomb! They are so good, I ordered them from QVC for a party a couple of yrs ago as a little favor to take home, they are delicious. My friend who lives in Florida, found them one time at Tarjay down there, in the refrigerator section, for a lot less money than I paid. I have never seen them up here in any store. Yours look just as good, Sue. xo

Jenny said...

Oh boy oh boy! These look delicious! I love how you picked the same color icing as they send, too!

I'm sending this link to a friend of mine who is mildly addicted to these cookies!

Thanks for sharing this yumminesss!

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'll give them a try. Cherry Kay

Blondie's Journal said...

I have been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe! And a frosting recipe. The last time I made frosting, the sugar clumped and it tasted awful. I'll have to try yours!

Thanks for the recipe and link, Sue!


Linda said...

My youngest son has been making cookies like crazy and lately he has been making frosted sugar fact he raided my cupboards and took all the sprinkles with him! Yours look delicious!!Have a great day!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum! I need a couple of those about now - past my lunch time.
I also don't care for oil or shortening in frosting, and one of the reasons I don't care for many store bought frosted cookies and cakes.
Enjoy your weekend.

dee dee said...

Can't wait to try these!
Like you I tend to go for the chocolate cookies too, but I also love a good sugar cookie... hmmm tomorrow is Saturday....!
Dee dee

Patrice said...

My cousin gave me a gift in a Cheryl's Cookies box, but it wasn't cookies...I could have killed her! This recipe sounds great!!

Best Cookies said...


These cookies are really sweet and tender with wonderfully crisp edges. They are delicious whether dressed simply with a sprinkling of colored sugar or frosted with royal icing. These cookies should be stored in an airtight container as it hardens when exposed to air. Thanks a lot.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We had some freezing rain Friday evening but all was clear by Saturday morning. Had tornadoes in Arkansas last night. The wind blew all night here, but no storms!

Your grandsons are cutie pies, Sue.

bj said...

OMYGOSH...these look sooo good. I will take 6 pink and 5 greens, please and thank you. :)))

Rettabug said...

Delta Zeta Colors!!!! Yummo! I can't imagine any sugar cookie that I wouldn't like, so I'll be happy to try making this recipe for my Valentines Day ♥ shaped ones.
Thanks for sharing both the icing & the cookie recipes.


Unknown said...

The sugar cookie recipe isn't on tastebook. Could you please post it here or email it to me?