On Friday, I decided it was time to make some sugar cookies to deliver to our neighbors. Last year, our treat this time of year was a small loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread. This year, I was in the mood to make cookies and figured since my daughter is now at the age where she enjoys being mommy's little helper, I thought it would be perfect. Check out the fun she had at here.
Soft Sugar Cookies
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
3. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough and chill for 2 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
5. On a clean, floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
6. Bake 6-8 minutes, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
**I started out thinking that *maybe* I could make cookies that looked like this, but then quickly snapped back to reality and so this is as good as it got...