There hasn’t been much time for creativity today because my sweet girl is sick. So, I’m posting a recipe for sugar cookies that I made yesterday for our church’s Christmas Eve Cookie Mission. I promptly put 4 dozen in the freezer and hope to decorate them later. This recipe is one that I clipped out of a Hallmark holiday promotional mailing – or something like that – some time ago. It is very easy and does not require any chilling of the dough. I suppose you could chill it if you wanted to cut out holiday shapes. It makes nice, evenly round sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating. My children had a ball with the frosting and sprinkled green and red crystals everywhere!
Easy Sugar Cookies 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 – 10 minutes in oven. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
It’s helpful to flour your hands before rolling the dough into balls. If you’re going for a soft, chewy cookie, I would say 8 minutes baking time is the max. These were just right!
Just for fun, here’s a picture of my daughter’s cookie:
Hmmm. Well, you may not be able to see it for all the sprinkles, but I promise there is a sugar cookie under there!