Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Baking - Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

What have I been doing besides slacking off on my blogging duties and being boring? I've been baking! Lots and lots of cookies...

They are plain sugar cookies decorated with lemon icing. Very easy and yummy! I plan to give some as gifts to friends for Christmas.

Sugar Cookies

2/3 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla or Almond Extract
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 3/4 Cups Flour

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer. Add the eggs, mix, then add the other ingredients.

Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make shapes. Cook at 375 for 7 to 8 minutes. It makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

For the icing it's simply a matter of mixing lemon juice and icing sugar together to the right consistency (liquidy without being runny)

What kinds of recipes do you make for Christmas?