Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In Case You Need This...

Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day...
I added red food coloring to give a pink swirl look to them. {Swirl meaning I was too lazy to mix it all in}

The best Sugar Cookie Recipe on Earth!!! Even if you overcook them {burn them} they will still bend softly in your mouth. I'm not telling you how I know this.

So in case you need the perfect sugar cookie recipe by the end of this week, here you go. {I've posted this before}

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Submitted by: Jill Saunders {thank you Jill!!!}
Rated: 4 out of 5 by 2333 members Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes Ready In: 3 Hours
Yields: 60 servings

"Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! You will be asked for it, I promise!!!"

INGREDIENTS: 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 DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. 3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

One more tip from Shawna, remember when you roll your cookie dough out, don't use flour but powdered sugar to keep the dough from sticking.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Thanks for the recipe (again). I actually used it at Christmas for my sugar cookies. If they just didn't take so darn long to roll out:)

Your pink "swirl" ones look beautiful!