Monday, October 26, 2009

Our Favorite Sugar Cookies

It's time to bake sugar cookies again! And although these are called Santa Claus Cookies, we're turning them into ghosts and pumpkins today.
Our Favorite Sugar Cookie (aka Santa Claus Cookies)

4 cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Cream butter until smooth. Gradually add and beat in the sugar and continue beating until light. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Sift and add the dry ingredients in fourths and stir after each addition to blend well. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

Set the oven to 350°. Grease the cookie sheets lightly. Roll out the dough, a little at a time, on a lightly floured pastry cloth or board, to a thickness of ¼ inch. Cut with a floured cookie cutter. Carefully transfer cut-outs to the cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove and cool, then decorate with frosting. About 4 dozen.

1 comment:

  1. Tried rolling out on wax paper then silicone mat; neither one worked. Has to be flour on the counter. 4 cups of flour with 3 large eggs was too soft.