Sugar Cookies

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sugar cookies are a holiday staple, they taste delicious and are great fun to decorate.

We make a couple of batches each Christmas.

Sugar Cookies
Makes about 30, it all depends on the size of your cookie cutter

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
3 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
(I use my hands to combine the flour, it seems to make the dough more tender.)

Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 200*C / 400*F.

Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven.
Cool completely on a wire rack

Decorate as desired. I used a small amount of royal icing and rainbow choc chips.


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