Good Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Just a couple of tips if you aren't familiar with making rolled cookies:
The dough needs to be chilled for easier handling.
Use as little flour as possible when rolling it out.
When rolling and cutting, use only a portion of the dough at a time; leave the rest in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll and cut the next batch for baking.
When rolling, start from the center out towards the edges; after a few gentle rolling strokes check to see if the dough is sticking. If it is, sprinkle a little more flour under and on top of dough.
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1/2 cunsalted butter, softened
3/4 cpowdered sugar
1 tspvanilla extract
1/2 tsplemon extract or lemon peel
1 1/2 call purpose flour
1/4 tspbaking soda
1/2 tspcream of tartar
·sugar for sprinkling (optional)
How to Make Good Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
- Beat butter until creamy and light.
- Beat in sugar until mixture is creamed. Add egg and beat. Add vanilla and lemon(extract or peel, whichever you prefer) and nutmeg.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix until blended.
- Chill, covered, in freezer for about 30 minutes or in refrigerator for 2 - 3 hours.
- Roll out a portion of dough carefully on floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes.
- Place on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes.
- Let cool on pan for a couple of minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.