Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sugar Cookies . . . for cut outs!!

I made these today too!  What fun!  And a friend needs the recipe!  My family really likes these cookies.  It is the recipe from Watkins . . .the vanilla flavoring people! (and lots of other stuff too!)

Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4  tsp almond extract
3 TBL milk
3 3/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Combine butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and flavorings in large bowl.  Mix well . . .till very smooth.  Stir in flour and baking powder.  Mix well again.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours or over night.
Remove from refrig a half hour or so before using.  
Roll out a portion of the dough to 1/4" thickness.  I sometimes roll a bit thicker because we like them a little thicker and softer.  A thin roll out yields a crispy cookie.  Cut into desired shapes.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet. (I line cookie sheet with parchment paper)  Bake in 375* oven for 8-10 minutes . . . till just starting to brown.  Remove from oven and cool on racks.  Cool completely before icing.