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Vickie's Sugar Cookies
Sugar CookiesReady to set out for Santa! We started with a well known recipe and made some alterations to help the cookies hold their shape in the baking. We're very pleased with the way they've come out.
 
Preparation Time: 1 hour
Decorating Time: Several hours!
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 2 ½ c All purpose Flour
  • 1 c Margarine - softened
  • 1 ½ tspn Vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • Your favorite white icing
  • Food coloring
  • Cake decorating sprinkles of various kinds
 
Directions:
  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix with a dry spoon.
  • Add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • Divide dough in half and set one aside.
  • Roll the other half into a small ball.
  • Place on a lightly floured surface and roll out flat with a lightly floured rolling pin.
  • Dough should be about ¼ inch thick.
  • Use your favorite cookie shapes and cut dough.
  • Place cookies onto an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10min; or until edges turn slightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack or paper towels. (Cool completely!)
  • Mix your favorite white icing and divide into several small bowls.
  • Add food coloring as desired to create a variety of colors
  • Cookies must be completely cooled before frosting. Mix and match colors to express your creative fancy. Top with sprinkles.
 
Alternatives:
  • You can make your icing or purchase premixed frosting.
  • Consider adding nuts or chips to your cookie dough to add variety to your holiday treats.
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