We have been baking sugar cookies today.... aren't they lovely?
Everyone was working hard.....
Although one little cutie was just having fun eating the dough!
Stars waiting for the cookie sheet
Here are a couple of original designs
Here is the recipe:
Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
1 c. Butter
2 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
5 C. Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 c. Milk
Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add vanilla. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Sift flour into seperate bowl, Measure and add salt, soda and baking powder. Sift again. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk. Stir until smooth. Chill in refrigerator for several hours. Roll out to 1/4" thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place at least 1" apart on greased cookie sheet and bake at 400^ for 8-10 minutes. Makes 6 dozen (or so).
We had such a wonderful time making these. We will be decorating them later today, with lots of colored icing!
(In case you are wondering about all the recipes, I am working to build a recipe file of my family's favorite recipes for my hope chest.)
Have a wonderful day from our family,