Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies

We did our fair share of baking last week. Here are the cookies we made this year.

I wish you could smell these even days later they still smell so yummy. 

 Sugar Cookies
This is my FAVORITE sugar cookie recipe.
 This recipe makes 60 cookies, so cutting it in half works, too.
  • 2 cups of softened butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 cups of flour
Preheat oven to 375.

In a bowl mix together flour and baking powder and set aside.

In another bowl blend together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Gradually blend in dry ingredients.

Divide dough into two halves, cover with plastic wrap, flatten with your hand, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Roll out 1/4 of an inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.

Bake 7-9 minutes

Gingerbread Cookies
  •  1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light (mild) molasses
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into chunks
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 1/2 flour
Preheat oven to 325. 
In a large pot heat sugar, molasses and spices to boiling over medium heat. Stir occasinally.

Remove from heat and stir in baking soda (mixture will foam), stir in butter chunks until melted.With fork stir in egg then flour.

Knead until thoroughly mixed. Roll dough just thinner then 1/4 inch.

Bake 10-12 minutes (don't over bake!!).

Scotch Shortbread Cookies
Next time I want to try dipping them in chocolate.

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