Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My Mother's Sugar Cookies

This Thursday at Rosanna Inc. we're having a cookie exchange for the holiday season. In celebration of it, I decided to share my favorite cookie recipe that came from my own mother.

2 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup of Sugar
2 Tablespoons Vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Egg

Sift all dry ingredients together.
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla to the creamed butter and sugar and beat well.
Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until well balanced.
Wrap the dough in cloth, pastry paper or aluminum foil and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out 1/3 of the dough with cookie cutters.
Sprinkle the cut out cookies with abundant amounts of colored sugar crystals or decorate with candies.
Put the shapes on buttered baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.
Be sure they do not brown.
Remove the cookies from the sheets with a wide spatula and cool on the racks.


Happy Holidays to all,