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Sugar Cut Out Cookies – Recipe

Platter of sugar cookiesI am trying very hard to keep my promise to you, and post all my cookie recipes I gave you a preview of on my Christmas cookies post.

Here is a recipe, I also adopted from Suzy, for Sugar Cut Out Cookies.  I kept the recipe in its original form with the exception of decreasing the salt to ¼ tsp, and using only white sugar (I ran out of brown sugar).  Also, I have chosen to decorate my cookies with colored sugar and sprinkles, while she beautifully frosted hers.

These Sugar Cut Out Cookies are very festive looking, and deliciously enjoyable.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt).
  4. Gradually add to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well, until the dough is firm.
  5. Divide the dough in two balls, place in a covered bowl, and cool in the refrigerator for an hour (I kept it overnight, for lack of time for baking).
  6. Take out one dough ball and work it with your hands to soften it a bit.
  7. Place it on a floured work area and roll it out to 1/8 inch thickness.
  8. Use your favorite cookie cutters, dip them in flour, and cut out cookies.
  9. Cover you baking pans with parchment paper, set you cookies on slightly apart from each other, to allow for expansion during baking.
  10. Decorate with colored sugar and sprinkles.
  11. Preheat oven at 375°F.
  12. Bake cookies for 8 minutes, or until the edges appear golden brown.
  13. Remove onto cookie rack to cool.

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Tip: The taste of these cookies was super, but I would have liked them a little less firm and
crunchy.

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