These are great for Halloween parties!!

Sugar Cookie Recipe:

Ingredients List for Dough::

2 cups *softened butter (I use unsalted but you can use either)

6 eggs

2 cups sugar *(heaping)

2 teaspoon vanilla *(I add a little extra)

2 teaspoon almond extract *(I add a little extra)

6 teaspoon baking powder

7 cups flour *(I don’t like mine too dry, I usually end up only using 5-6 cups of flour, your dough should still be a little sticky)

Instructions::

1.  Mix wet ingredients with sugar then slowly add baking powder and slowly add flour.

2. Mix well (I love to use this Bosch mixer)

3. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes

4. Bake for *6-7 minutes at 375 on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  (In my oven I only cook them for 5-6 minutes. *I like them to be extra soft and they will continue to cook a bit after you pull them out, DON’T let them get golden brown).

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe::

via Barefoot Contessa 

1 pound cream cheese *(2 sticks)

3/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature *(3 sticks of 1/2 cubes softened butter)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar

*Mix together in mixer.