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 time...so 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.
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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