Sugar sugar Cookies

 

Sugar Sugar cookies!!!!

It is that time of year, time for cookies! And here is another great holiday pick! The sugar cookie! Perfect for making with the little ones and perfect for rolling and cutting into fun and festive shapes! These cookies are great with just the plain vanilla, but I even made a lemon batch! So good! And just decorate how you want. With edible pearls and some frosting! Want another delicious cookie  like say white chocolate cranberry cookies,click here!

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Ingredients!

4 cups of all purpose flour

1 1/4th cup of sugar

2 1/2 sticks of room temp butter

1 tsp of vanilla or lemon extract

1 tsp of baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Cookie cutters

 

in one bowl cream the butter and sugar.  I do this by hand with a wire whisk . Then when the butter is creamed with the sugar add the eggs one at a time incorporating them as you go. Then add the extracts.  In a different bow mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.

You will then add a small amount at a time mixing with a wooden spoon. Until all the four is mixed in. If it starts to get too hard to stir my son and I use our hands to finish mixing.

Now from here you will want to separate the dough into two disks to out in the fridge for at least an hour. Or you can divide the dough again and add food coloring. Then store.

after an hour take the dough out. Roll out to 1/4th inch thickness. And use the cookie cutters or roll and make candy canes like we did. My son had a blast doing both! It is so much fun to do! Then transfer to a parchment line pan. I like to use the Reynolds wrap, parchment that is pre cut. Preheat oven to 350 and bake 5-7 mins or until edges start to turn brown.

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Cool completely before you icing. And you can make your own royal icing or buy the containers. I buy the icing pre made. Again easier for me and they come in a squeeze bottle. Decorate how you like and unleash your inner Martha Stewart! I’m thinking about making some and dipping in chocolate !

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