Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sugar Cookies

I'm kind of ashamed to admit this was my very first time making sugar cookies. Sad! But I found this recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine and they turned out so great! Crisp around the edges, soft in the middle, and just a hint of salty- you'll like that Candice. I let the kids spend the afternoon decorating with frosting and sprinkles. They were in heaven!

Sugar Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen.

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