Yesterday the kiddos and I made a huge batch of sugar cookies. We picked out all our favourite Christmas cookie cutters, all our favourite decorations and the kiddies had a blast decorating their cookies. We probably decorated cookies for at least a couple hours. Kirsten really enjoyed herself, but Cam lost interest after about half an hour. Mom had to step in and help finish decorating the cookies. Here’s some pics and the recipe we used. * Please ignore the less than stellar photos – it gets dark here at about 4:00 and I had to use my speedlight which I obviously have not quite mastered yet, lol. I love natural light photography and hate my speedlight! Or maybe my speedlight hates me!*
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Recipe from allrecipes.com