Friday, December 23, 2011

Basic Sugar Cookies

These pictures came from last Christmas, when I finally broke down on Christmas Eve afternoon and made Sugar Cookies

It would have been nice if I would have thought about it before hand and had enough powdered sugar on hand to make frosting, but that's just how I roll...they were sweet enough to stand up on their own, and no one in my house complains about cookies, but frosting would have been nice.

Here's another batch of that I didn't roll out but dipped in chocolate. These were good, too!

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
recipe adapted from Country Living

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

In a large bowl, beat together butter and confectioners' sugar using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low, add flour, and mix until dough is smooth. Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months; thaw in refrigerator before using.

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