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What is the best, softest, sweetest sugar cookie AND icing recipe you have ever had?

Question by lovemykids: What is the best, softest, sweetest sugar cookie AND icing recipe you have ever had?
I am wanting to switch recipes for my holiday cookies this year.

Best answer:

Answer by Steve G
Indian Coconut Chews


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8tsp. salt
2large eggs, at room temperature
1/2cup sugar
2tsp. vanilla extract
31/2cups sweetened flaked coconut


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line several baking sheets with aluminum foil and lightly butter the foil. In a medium-size bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on high speed, beat the eggs and sugar for 4 to 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens and is light in color.
Beat in the vanilla extract. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture, then fold in the coconut.
Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls (each cookie should contain about 2 tablespoons of dough) onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between the cookies. One sheet at a time, bake cookies for 10 to 15 minutes or until the edges are just starting to brown.
Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool for about 10 minutes. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies to the wire rack and cool completely.
When cool, store the cookies in an airtight container.
Cookie Icing Recipe

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 teaspoons milk
4 teaspoons light corn syrup
Sift powdered sugar in a bowl; blend in milk and corn syrup until smooth. Add more milk or confectioners’ sugar to get the right consistency.

Cookie Icing II

5 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar 3 1/2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup 3 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla 3 1/2 Tablespoons of very hot water,(but not boiling).

Directions: 1. Sift powdered sugar in a bowl.
2. Stir in corn syrup and vanilla.
3. Add about 1 1/2 TBSP. Hot water.
4. Mix all til smooth with a wire whisk.

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