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It's Sugar Cookie Day (7-9-09) ... bonus recipe!

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Post  goofygramma Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:09 am

Sugar cookies are the most versatile dessert you'll ever bake. They can be cut into any shape. They can be frosted or left plain. They can be decorated to fit any holiday or just made for fun. The only problem is keeping them in the cookie jar because they disappear so fast!

*Bonus Recipe*

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)

1 cup confectioners (powdered) sugar
5-6 teaspoons water
1-2 drops food coloring (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, egg and lemon extract.
3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Divide the dough into two parts. Chill 1 - 2 hours so it will be easy to handle.
4. Roll half the dough out on a floured surface until it is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Keep the other half chilled until ready to use. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched.
5. To Frost: Blend the confectioners sugar and water in a small bowl. Add food coloring if desired. For a thin layer of frosting, brush on while the cookies are still warm. For a thicker frosting, let the cookies cool and frost with a knife.


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