21 June 2011

Sugar Cookies

Courtsey of Kari Vaughn Furnish

Makes 4 dozen teaspoon cookies


2 3/4 of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of butter, softened
1 1/2 cup of white sugar
1 egg
1 or 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract ( i usually do 3 or 4 because i like to taste the vanilla in the cookies.)


Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F now if you don't put cookie mixture in refrigerator for a little while.

In a small bowl, stir together flour baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

(This is a step I added because it helps you with the next step if you want them to look good and to add stuff to them while they are cooking.) Cover the bowl and put in the fridge until the mixture is it firm and not smooth.

Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place onto un-greased cookies sheets or parchment paper covered cookies sheets. I like the covered parchment paper cookie sheets - easier to get off and not mess up the cookies. I push my cookies down out with the balls with my palm and i put sugar on top of them to get more of a sugar taste.

Bake 8-10 minutes but my oven takes 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven really don't take out until the cookies are golden brown because if they are not golden they are not cooked fully. But that might be my oven though.

Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks or a plate. I have waited and let them stay on the cookie sheet when on parchment paper and it is still easy to get them off.

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