Sunday, December 22, 2013

Simple Sugar Cookies


I have one of those cookie bibles full of cookie recipes. There are pages after pages of sugar cookie recipes---over 1000, actually. I have morphed a couple of them into the sugar cookie recipe that we used this year. My husband and daughter can't keep their hands off them, so this one is a keeper!

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup butter {room temperature}
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

 Mix flour, baking powder and cinnamon in mixing bowl. Set aside. Next, cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Then, gradually add the dry mixture to the wet. Cover and chill for 4 hours. {I chilled mine over night and had to let it warm a tad to be workable.}

When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets. Prepare a floured surface for rolling out dough. Lightly flour rolling pin and cookie cutters. Roll out dough to desired thickness. Cut cookies and place on baking sheet with cookies about 1" apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes for desired brownness. {My husband likes his a bit crunchy. I like a mix of soft and crunchy.} Let cool on wire racks. Then, store or decorate and then store.

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