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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies, by , is from Someone's in the Kitchen with Terri, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Terri Roush
Added: Friday, March 31, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks sweet butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, stir flour, baking powder and salt with a wire whisk to blend.
In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter on medium until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until completely incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla extract.
Turn mixer speed to low and gradually beat in the flour mixture. Scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula when necessary.
Divide dough into 3 equal parts, wrap in saran wrap, flatten into a disk, and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Place one portion of dough on a lightly floured pastry cloth or kitchen counter. Let it soften and then roll out the dough to desired thickness, from 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut out shapes using your favorite cookie cutters. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to your cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or ungreased.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven and transfer to wire racks to cool. Let cookies cool completely before decorating with Royal Icing.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5 - 6 dozen cookies
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If you only make one cookie at Christmastime, it should be this one. It is a family favorite for all holidays.

 

 

 

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