Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sugar Cookies

3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 TBS milk
powdered sugar for rolling out cookies
Preheat oven to 375

In an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light in color. Add egg and milk. On a low speed, gradually add flour, baking powder and salt and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide dough in half, wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

for cut out cookies:
Sprinkle counter (where you will roll out the dough) with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time. Sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar and roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shape and place at least 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet.

for sliced cookies:
before refrigerating, roll dough into a log (similar to the cookie dough you buy in the refrigerator section of the grocery store) then slice dough with a sharp knife into1/4 inch slices and place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet.

Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet half way through baking time. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after baking before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve as is or try them with this cream cheese frosting....

1 cube cream cheese
1/2 pound of powdered sugar
2 tbs milk

combine all ingredients with an electric mixer, adding more milk or powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency.

.....Or you can try spreading some Nutella on them. Super Yummy!!!

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