Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sugar Cookies

The baking extravaganza continues today. We made a TON of cookies. This sugar cookie recipe has been used since I was little. We made a double batch, so the pictures are off. The recipe is for a single batch, however.

Here's what you need:
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon extract

Here's what you do:
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Sift these ingredients together.

Soften your butter slightly and cream together with the sugar.

Blend in the egg, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and milk. We add a little extra of the lemon extract and vanilla extract.

Slowly add the dry ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Spread a couple layers of plastic wrap out on the counter.

Scoop your dough onto the plastic wrap and wrap it up.

Place in the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours.

I missed taking pictures of this next part because I was whipping up another cookie batter, but you'll need to sprinkle flour over a large flat surface, flour your rolling pin, and roll out a portion of the dough at a time. Cut with cookie cutters and decorate. The rule in our house is the kids decorate, so these are decorated by my nieces and my nephew. You can either decorate with sprinkles or icing.


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