Friday, January 8, 2010

THE BEST Cut Out Sugar Cookies EVER

I love Bakers Sugar, if you have not used this before in your baking projects give it a try, its worth the extra $$

I made two batches of these sugar cookies this year, they were a huge it! I have an OLD recipe of my grammies I used for years but have been looking for a more "fluffy" cookie, this is it!!

I have made cut-out sugar cookies every year since I was old enough to remember, either with my mom, sister or grammie, it is one of the only real traditions I remember as a child. I am happy to say my kids now have that tradition as well, even though two of them are teens they still LOVE to frost and decorate. I have a bit of a cookie sprinkle and food coloring obsession..LOL

This Recipe is from

1 1/2 C. Butter (softened)
2 C. Sugar
4 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
5 C. Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Cream Sugar and Butter together until fluffy, add Eggs and Vanilla
Stir in Flour, Baking Powder and Salt
Cover and place in refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour
Take out 1/4 of the dough out of fridge at a time, lightly flour surface and roll out with rolling pin.

Place cookies on baking sheet 1 inch apart, bake for 6-8 minutes, watch closely so they dont burn.

I found this dough to be pretty easy to work with, it can be a little sticky, but if you lightly flour in between rolling you will be fine.

I use a simply frosting of powdered sugar and water..I don't have exact measurements, just make sure its not too thick or runny.

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