What would Christmastime be without Sugar Cookies?
I like these using smaller cookie cutters for small hands & little bites.
Here is the simple recipe which most of you no doubt already use:
(I wanted small cookies with definition to them so I left out the tartar and soda so they would be flatter.)
Sugar Cookies Recipe:
1 cup butter,
1 tsp vanilla,
1 1/2 cups sugar,
3 1/2 cups sifted flour,
***2 tsp cream of tartar and
***1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt
Cream the butter and vanilla, add sugar gradually till fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time and beat after each.
Sift dry ingredients together. Add this to the creamy mix. Chill 3-4 hours.
Roll on floured surface and cut out with cookie cutters.
Bake on ungreased sheet 375 degrees for about 8 minutes.
When cool decorate with icing: mix 1 cup of confectioners sugar with 1 egg white and several drops of desired food coloring.
You can make up several colors in containers for variety. Spread over cookie and add sprinkles of choice.
Or Simply sprinkle on coloured sugar on top cookie before baking.