Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday's the Potluck Club.-Sugar cookies

These are the best I've had in a long time. Very easy to make.

Sugar Cookies-
(can be rolled out or pressed into a shaped cookie pan).

You will need:

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups fine Raw sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 +3/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon salt.

Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit

In large mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar
Add egg and extracts, mix well
combine flour and salt and add to creamed mixture
continue mixing until forms a ball.

remove from Bowl,
  • First option; Press into lightly buttered form pan.
  • Or your second option; place in plastic wrap and Put in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Take out and roll out to 1/2 in thickness, using cookie cutters cut into patterns. place on Silicone mats or parchment papered line cookie sheets.
Now my hint on rolling--- I use nonstick aluminum foil on the bottom and a plastic wrap on the top.
Critter demonstrating for you.

Bake at 350 degrees F. In form pan for 8-10 minutes. If you roll them 7-8minutes or until brown around edges.

Cool completely on Wired rack. Then use cookie icing and decorate as you wish.

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