The Ish cookies

I promised this recipe forever and a half ago and I completely forgot to post it. Oopsies!  Thanks for those of you that sent me an email to remind me.  I have SO much stuff going on in my life that if it’s not on my “to do” list and it’s not ultra important it seriously leaves my brain.  So! as promised, see below for the yummers recipe! And you can totally make these for the holidays since you can color the frosting any color you want!

The Ish sugar cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • Cream together butter, sugar, eggs vanilla extract & almond extract. 
  • Blend in flour, soda and cream of tartar. 
  • Place dough in a large plastic bag. Knead the dough just enough to make the dough stick together. Chill for several hours.
  • Heat ovem to 375. Divide the dough into manageable sections. Roll out cookie dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out desired shapes. 
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes
  • Cool and frost

1/3 cup soft butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk (more or less depending on desired consistency)
Beat until smooth

Divide the frosting into several bowls and add food coloring to each bowl for a colorful mix of frosting for the cookies. After frosting each cookie, immediately sprinkle with colored sugars or confections. Let frosting dry thoroughly before stacking for storage

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  • LahTeaDah
    December 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Dont mind if I do. Thanks for posting this…. I had to find 2 recipes for our Christmas Bake-Off for next weekend and thank to you – I only need to find 1 now 🙂

    Yours Truly

    PS: Come check out the GIVEAWAY on my site… – you cant tell me you dont love a FREE SCARF?

  • rosy+tart
    December 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    YUM! They look so fun and yummy. I'll have to try these! And now it looks like I need to find some pink-stoned rings… so much fun!

  • Brittany - Try It On Me
    December 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    So cute, they look absolutely adorable and delish. I will absolutely be trying this recipe! XO

  • Heather Nicole
    December 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    wow these look like such delish cookies to bake around Valentines day for my kids school! Thanks for the recipe, i will sure be adding this one to my collection!

  • carodaily
    December 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Every year my sisters and I bake Christmas cookies for friends and relatives, we will be trying this recipe for sure!

  • kileen
    December 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    omg, these cookies look so delish!! and i love everything pink, including pink frosting! definitely will be making use of these recipes over the holidays!

  • CessOviedo
    December 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    They are delicious! I got a very similar (if not the same) recipe from William Sonoma and they are delicious! I usually make heart shaped cookies like these for Valentine's day! … We love that you are a girly girl =)

  • DiamondsandTulle
    December 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Oh yummy! and sooo pretty too! Love all the rings you picked and I have that pink knit bow headband! Girly girls forever!

    xx Vivian @

  • Katie
    December 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    they look so good! so do the pink accessories 🙂

  • PetiteLittleGirl
    December 9, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Thanks for the recipe. I definitely will try this. Looks so delicious and yummy 🙂

  • TeachingInHeels
    December 9, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Love the pink!! I can't wait to get a free afternoon to try out this recipe!

  • A.Co
    December 9, 2010 at 3:07 am

    OMG I remember when you were talking about these – SO LONG AGO!!

    They look deeeeelish, T!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll have to give it a go 🙂

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • chibi
    December 9, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Thank you for posting the recipe.
    I can't wait to try it out.

  • Julia
    December 9, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Oh so much prettiness! Especially love the top two rings. The cookies look SO GOOD. Gotta try making them. Thanks for the wonderful post Tif:]

    Btw, did you close down your formspring? I miss reading the Q and A's.

  • iamstylish
    December 9, 2010 at 7:12 am

    LahTeaDah – yay! glad you can use this recipe!

    rosy+tart – hope you try it out, they really are so delish!

    Brittany – Thanks!

    Heather Nicole – hehe, they are perfect for V-day. I love making the frosting pink! But you can make the frosting green with red sprinkles for Christmas cookies too!

    carodaily – ooh that sounds like fun!

    kileen – the pink just makes the cookies taste that much better 😉

  • iamstylish
    December 9, 2010 at 7:17 am

    CessOviedo – I think I might have to get the cookie book from WS I heard it was great!

    DiamondsandTulle – I just bought the knit headband yesterday. I love it!

    Katie – thanks!

    PetiteLittleGirl – Hope you do!

    TeachingInHeels – yeah! it doesn't take too long to make but if you are busy just let the cookies chill in the fridge until you can bake them.

    A.Co – I know! so long ago!

    chibi – you're welcome!

    Julia – I did close it down recently. It was just too much for me to be checking blog/facebook/twitter AND formspring so closed that one down for sake of my sanity and time 🙂 But thank you!!

  • Chessa!
    December 13, 2010 at 3:52 am

    helloooo deliciousness. and pink is the perfect way to shake things up a bit from all the green and red of the holidays. love.