Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Melissa's No-Fail Sugar Cookies Recipe

Melissa's No-Fail Sugar Cookies Recipe
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes
I roll the fresh dough between 2 sheets of parchment to the thickness wanted (put it right on the cookie sheet), pop in the fridge for a little; lift off the top sheet and cut the cookies removing most of the excess around them; into the freezer it goes until they're hard; take it out, remove any remaining extra, put them the proper distance from each other and right into the oven they go...
I could not believe how much easier to handle and how much BETTER looking they are when I do this.
I USE THIS RECIPE for peanut butter cut-outs. Replace roughly 1/2 cup peanut butter (be sure to add a pinch of extra salt ) it makes the peanut flavor 'pop'.

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