Friday, November 12, 2010

Traditional Sugar cookies

I've made these cookies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day for years. They were my Dad's favorite cookies. He didn't like them with frosting, but with colored sugar sprinkled and baked on top.
From: Betty Crocker Cookbook
3/4 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla, or almond extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, eggs and flavoring. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover, chill at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 400. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes or until very light brown.
Makes 4 doz. (I usually double the recipe)
2 c. pdrd. sugar
1/4 c. softened butter
Half and Half
Vanilla or almond extract to taste

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