Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Momma's Sugar Cookies

2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla (OR 1 teaspoon almond extract)
4 eggs
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon salt

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light in color.
Add eggs, one at a time until incorporated. Add vanilla.
Add baking powder, salt, and
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs in one at a time until incorporated, then add vanilla.
Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, but no longer than 24 hours.
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Roll about 1/3 of the dough, 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
Cut with cookie cutter.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place in freezer for 3 minutes.
Bake for 6 minutes, or until light brown.
Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack, repeat with remaining dough.
Let cookies cool completely before topping with your frosting of choice, and ALL THE SPRINKLES.