I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sugar Cookies

Bill's all time favorite cookie. According to him, "it's not Christmas until the sugar cookies are make". I love watching the joy the babies get from decorating these cookies.

(5 dozen)

*1 1/2 cups butter, softened
*2 cups white sugar
*4 eggs
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*5 cups all-purpose flour
*2 teaspoons baking powder
*1 teaspoon salt

~In a large bowl, combine butter & sugar until smooth.
~Beat in eggs, on at a time.
~Add vanilla.
~Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
~Cover, and chill dough for a least 1 hour or overnight.
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick.
~Cut into shapes with floured cookie cutters.
~Place cookies 1 inch apart on a ungreased cookie sheet.
~Bake 6-8 minutes.
~Cool completely, before decorating.

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