Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sugar Cookies

Photo From Coastal Living

Sugar Cookies


about 2 dozen

* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* Royal Frosting


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Divide dough into 4 portions. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.

Roll each portion to 1/8-inch thickness between 2 sheets of wax paper. Cut with a 5-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 7 minutes or until edges lightly brown. Cool 3 minutes on cookie sheets; carefully remove to wire racks, and cool completely. Spread or decoratively pipe cookies with Royal Frosting.
From - Coastal Living, JANUARY 2003

From -

2 cups butter, softened
2 eggs
3 cups powered sugar
1 tsp almond extract
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps cream of tartar
2 tsps vanilla extract
5 cups flour
Cream butter and eggs together and add sugar, beat until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients, except flour, until well combined.

Slowly add flour and continue beating until all the flour is added and forms dough.

Chill, roll out and cut with cookie cutters.

Bake at 350°F, for approximately 6-8 minutes, or until slightly golden.

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