Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Cookie for Every Season

Sunshine Cookies...
http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/p/cookie-decorating.html

The sugar cookie has got to be one of the most versatile cookie around.  You can create a million shapes with wonderful cookie cutters.  This cookie is not just for Christmas anymore... This year our family will be celebrating a new baby, a wedding, and a graduation.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a nice addition for showers and parties.  Of course Pinterest has many pictures and links to great ideas for sugar cookies.  The trick to a good sugar cookie, however, is a good recipe.  I've tried many different recipes and found the one I've posted below to be the best.  I found it on Allrecipes.com submitted by Jill Saunders.  It's a crisp cookie with lots of flavor.  It rolls out great and when baked holds it's shape.  I hope you will enjoy this recipe.  Also, don't forget to check out Pinterest and my board "The Cookie Shoppe"
http://pinterest.com/hoffy6675/the-cookie-shoppe/
for lots of great blogs to find very cute designs...

Eastertime!

Baby Shower Cookies...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50612107@N07/galleries/72157624260846358

Tulips...

A little birdie told me...

Graduation 2012...

Candy shaped cookies...

Lots of wonderful designs and as we all know....everyone "loves" frosted sugar cookies!

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe
Submitted by Jill Saunders

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened                                 5 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar                                     2 tsps. baking powder  
4 eggs                                                           1 tsp. salt  
1 tsp. vanilla extract                                                                  
Directions:
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 before frosting.

Enjoy!!!

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