Friday, August 20

Sugar Cookies with Henry

With Lucy away at school for most of the day, Henry and I have had some long over due alone time. We made cookies as an after school surprise for L. Even though Henry ate half the dough, we still had plenty of cookies to go around. This is a great sugar cookie recipe, a little different from Mom's. Hope you like it!

Henry's Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter (2 sticks), at room temp*

1 cup sugar

3 eggs, at room temp

3 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

4 cups flour, + more for rolling out the dough

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Slowly mix in baking soda, salt and flour on a low speed until combined. Turn out dough on floured surface. Roll out evenly with floured rolling pin until it is about 1/4"-1/8" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are golden. Cool cookies on a wired rack and frost to your liking. Makes approx. 4 dozen.
*Note, if your butter is not a room temperature, place both sticks in the microwave for 45-60 seconds on the defrost setting.





little rocker said...
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Jen said...

I like the idea of using Nutella as frosting. I will be trying that out in the future.