Jan 23, 2011

Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 28 mins
This is the simplest sugar cookie recipe.
  • 400 grams butter, softened
  • 500 grams white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1 kg all – purpose flour
  • 2 tea spoons baking powder
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Stir in the flour, the baking powder, and the salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or over – night).
  2. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F (or 200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

If you have not tried this recipe yet, you may use a tip for making cut-outs easily. You should put a sheet of baking parchment (now easily found in grocery stores) on your cookie sheet. Then roll the dough out directly on the parchment – lined cookie sheet. After you have made the ‘cut – outs’, appropriately spaced on the dough, you should peel away the excess dough from around and between the ‘cookies’ and bake as directed way in instruction above. The parchment is going to help to keep the bottoms of the cookies from getting too dark, eliminates any need for greasing the pan. This procedure allows you to remove the cookies from the sheet by simply sliding the parchment carefully off the side (which is especially helpful with extra large or delicate cookies), and can usually be reused in baking the rest of the cookies. You may have also rolled dough out on the parchment without having it on the cookie sheet, do the cutting and trimming, and then slid the parchment on to the sheet for baking, which is going to help when you are short of the cookie sheets – the next batch is ready to pop in to the oven as soon as the first comes out.

Anyway, this recipe of sugar cookies is really wonderful to be made. It will make quite a few cookies, so you can halve it if you want.


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