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Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

These cookies are perfect for any occasion, just by changing your cookie cutters to suit. Once they are iced, served and eaten, be prepared...everyone is going to want a copy of the recipe. ENJOY!

1 ½ cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar (they are called SUGAR cookies)
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cover, and chill the dough for one to two hours (or if you want, overnight).
When ready:
Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking tray lined with ungreased baking paper.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven.
Check often, as they may cook quicker depending of the size and shape of the cookie cutter used. Cool completely.
Ice and decorate to suit the occasion, Christmas, Birthday, Easter, Valentine's Day.
Makes approximately 5 dozen.

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