Friday, October 24, 2008

Sugar Cookies

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 eggs
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1.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).

2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 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.

3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

The Results:
I made these last night for our family party. They make about 2 dozen. They were simple and yummy! We decorated them with frosting and sprinkles. You should have saw my 3 years old cookie that he decorated. It was sky high with frosting and topped off with sprinkles. He ate it too quick to get a picture of it. I got the recipe from allrecipes and it would have made 60 cookies but I scaled it down to 15 and it made 2 dozen cookies for me. Just enough for not too many leftovers. They were perfect for our fun night. Isn't anything with sugar and then topped with sugar good?


Lisa said...

Cute! I love how kids frost and sprinkle their cookies.

HoneyB said...

Cookies!! :) They always make me smile but its even nicer because you made them with your children!

Pam said...

I enjoy making cookies with my kids. I love the orange frosting you used.

hot garlic said...

Sugar cookie addict reporting for duty! These look delightful!

Thanks for your comment on the cake! It really was not good, but everyone did make me feel better about it!

*Priscilla* said...

sugar cookies are some of the best cookies ever invented...these look yummy!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Nice recipes you have here. The cookies are so much fun, I bet your kids went crazy over them!

Prudy said...

Those would go over HUGE around here!

Maria said...

I love decorating and eating sugar cookies!

anudivya said...

These are cute... and yes anything sugar topped with sugar is heaven! ;)
Agree 100%