Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Grandma Ashton's Sugar Cookie Recipe
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
***You can use this recipe in your cookie molds and cookie stamps, but you will need to leave out the baking powder if you do.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients. Chill dough.
Roll out between 1/8" and 1/4" thickness (your personal preference) on a lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and gently lift cookies and place about 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. You can sprinkle with sugar before baking, or frost later.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes.
Let cool completely then frost.
I have a confession to make...I NEVER chill my dough and my cookies still come out perfect. They sure do taste good too!
Images are from "Christmas Kitchen Clipart" which is available at my Etsy Shop.