RECIPES – SUGAR COOKIES
Flour – 8 cups
Butter (soft) – 2 cups
Sugar – 2 ¼ cups
Eggs – 5
Baking Powder – 3 tsp
Salt – 1 ½ tsp
Vanilla – 1 tsp
This will make a giant batch, you can always freeze some of the dough and make cookies later. Or decrease the ingredients.
Preheat Oven 375°F
BOWL # 1
Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
BOWL # 2
Cream butter and sugar on medium speed about 3-5 min.
BOWL # 3
Combine eggs, milk and villa well.
Alternate adding the contents of bowl 1 and 3 to bowl 2(butter mixture). Blend until fully incorporated after each addition.
GET THE DOUGH READY (Let it Chill)
Divide into 2-4 portions, wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll. One hour is sufficient.
ROLL THE DOUGH
Using one portion at a time, roll dough out on a lightly floured surface. Roll to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters of choice. If you do not plan to decorate with icing you can sprinkle cookies with coarse sugar.
Bake about 12 min. Until golden around the edges.
Remove from oven let sit in cookie sheet for a minute then transfer to a cooling rack to let cool completely. Once cool it is time to decorate. Oh the fun that can be had with royal icing and food coloring J