3/13/07

Cut Out Cookies for Easter

Admittedly, with my crazy work schedule I've not made as many everyday cookies as I used to. I also don't decorate them as I typically have. But no matter how busy I've been I still make sure the holiday cookies come though!

Easter is going to sneak up on us this year, I just know it. So to prepare, I've bought the bunny candy for the baskets, the egg dye is purchased and the cookies (undecorated) are now made. On a Saturday or Sunday I'll take them out of the freezer and decorate them when I have more time. This time I tried a different recipe. This one calls for more eggs than the 'average' recipe does. I liked it well enough to share it with you. Enjoy... and get those Easter cookies made!

Sugar Cookies (or Cut Out Cookies)

1.5 c butter, soft
2 c white sugar
1 c powdered sugar
4 eggs
2 t vanilla
5 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 t salt

Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill dough for an hour or up to as long as overnight. Preheat oven to 400. Roll dough on lightly floured surface. Cut. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-7 minutes for a semi chewy cookie and 8-9 for a more crisp. Cool completely. Can be frozen after cooling until you want to decorate at a later time.

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