Sugar Cookies

26 Dec

These cookies were made by my sister, Bean, and they turned out really well. They weren’t overly crumbly or buttery, and had a more dense consistency. it took her probably 4 hours to decorate them all, and by the end there were some pretty ugly dudes being made (bulgy-eyed snowmen, etc.). I can emphasize enough how important it is for the dough to be cool when you are cookie-cutter-ing it. If it gets too warm and “wet”, the cookies wont be stiff enough to move onto your cookie sheet.

so colourful

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups softened butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour , baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill dough for one hour (or 40 minutes in the freezer).Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface, 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool completely before decorating!



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