Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Shared By: Barbara Burrell

Not my recipe but a great one to use!
I ended up using an extra 1 cup of sugar and extra 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
We loved them. I also added 1 tsp lemon extract to the dough. I may try orange next time as well on some. It is just enough to give a subtle taste to this cookie. See my blog posting for Sugar Cookie Icing to decorate your cookies. It is a perfect compliment to this cookie.


1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

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