Monday, April 25, 2011

Better than Chocolate

I haven't done home baking in so long. Easter seemed the perfect time to make sugar cookie cutouts. They happen to be my son in law's favorite.
They turned out quite nice and I love the sprinkles in the Easter color shades. Couldn't resist adding a fluffy tail to finish them off just perfectly. They are always a hit, whether it's at Christmas or Halloween. There is never a bad time for sugar cookies is there?....and even better than chocolate. Here's the no fail recipe.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
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 dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F . 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 ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

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