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Small Batch Recipe: Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Another small batch recipe was in order when my husband and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary.  I wanted to make him some goodies, just not too many of them!



Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
Yield:  1 dozen cookies

Cookie Ingredients:

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil or butter
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Frosting Ingredients:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 - 2 Tablespoons milk

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2.  In a medium bowl, cream together sugar and coconut oil.  Mix in yogurt and vanilla.

3.  In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda.  Add the dry ingredients to the medium bowl and mix well.

4.  Shape the dough into a ball, cover, and refrigerate for an hour or more.  This will make the dough easier to handle for rolling out.

5.  Once the dough is firm, place it on a floured surface and roll it out to 1/4" thick.  Using floured cookie cutters, cut out the cookies and place them a couple inches apart on a cookie sheet.

6.  Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.  Remove cookies from oven, and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for one minute.  Then, remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

7.  While cookies are cooling, prepare frosting:  cream butter on medium speed for a minute, then gradually add the powdered sugar and mix on low until combined.  Increase speed to medium, and add the vanilla and 1/2 Tablespoon milk.  If frosting is too thick, add more milk, 1/2 Tablespoon at a time, until it reaches desired consistency.

8.  Once cookies are cooled, frost and enjoy.

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