Friday, July 3, 2009

Sugar Cookies

I'm going to a 4th of July party later this evening and I wanted to bring something festive. I decided to make sugar cookies, ice them, and then sprinkle with red and blue sugar. Of course I had to use my star-shaped cookie cutter to add to the festiveness!

From the Betty Crocker Cookbook (circa 1960)

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.

2. Cream together butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.

3. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture a little at a time and mix until combined.

4. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate overnight.

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

6. Roll out dough to about 1/8" thickness and cut out cookies.

7. Bake for 5-6 minutes, or until edges are the lightest of browns. Do not overbake.

8. Cool completely before icing.


  1. these are so nice! I like your creativeness

  2. Holy yummi-ness!
    Just saw your blog address on facebook! I will definitely have to return here when I'm ready to do some serious baking!!