Friday, December 20, 2013

Cut out Sugar Cookies

This recipe was everything it promised!
  • It requires NO CHILLING!
  • The dough can be frozen!
  • The baked cookies can be frozen!
  • The decorated cookies can be frozen!
  • And more importantly, it's yummy.

3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 c sugar 
2 sticks (salted) butter, cold & cut into chunks
1 egg
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pure almond extract


Preheat oven to 350.

Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.

The dough will be crumbly, so knead it together with your hands as you scoop it out of the bowl for rolling.

Roll on a floured surface to about 1/4" to 3/8" thick, and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets (I recommend freezing the cut out shapes on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before baking) and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack. 

My Notes:  Seriously, this was the easiest to handle dough I've ever used!  If I could find a pie crust equivalent, I'd be set!

Source: Bake at 350

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