A little sugar never hurt anyone, or so I like to tell myself. The holidays this year were filled with sugar cookies for my family. I finally discovered fool proof methods and recipes that I was able to duplicate and have the same result. This is a first for me. Surprisingly, I have the hardest time with cookies out of any baked good. Mostly, I end up with very flat cookies. Well, I didn't see the part of the recipe that said magic, but apparently, when combining all these ingredients, that's what I get every time!
This cookie recipe is borrowed from allrecipes:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
|Cream together butter and sugar until smooth (I use a Kitchen Aid stand mixer) . Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.|
|Once I'm done mixing, I like to take a spatula and pour the dough out onto plastic wrap, wrap it up, and put it in the freezer for a while. The dough must be chilled for at least an hour, or else it becomes unmanageable.|
|A designed set for the Moorer family|
|A pastel Christmas|
Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds ever be in your favor!