Sugar Cookies are so easy to bake and cost pennies....you can do this in a heartbeat! Here is what you will need:
Ingredients: 1 cup of butter softened, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 cups sugar (decrease by 1 1/2 Tb in high alt)3 eggs, 3 1/2 cups sifted flour, 2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp baking soda (decreased by 1/4 tsp in high alt), 1/2 tsp salt
This recipe will make 24 large cookies or lots more smaller ones!
An assortment of cookie cutters of your choice! Don't crowd them together on the baking sheet! Cream the butter and vanilla in a large bowl and add the sugar gradually till creamy and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each. Sift the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to the creamy mix to form dough. Divide into 2 large balls. Roll out on a floured cloth and sprinkle dough with colored sugar or sprinkles of your choice. I like to sprinkle more inside the cutter on the dough before I pickup the unbaked cookie and put it on the ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven 375degrees for about 7- 8 minutes.
These cookies are perfect for tea and I chose Harney's Paris Tea to go with the cookies! Also, a drip catcher was a "must have" on my teapot and the lovely little lemon squeezer was ready to squeeze a slice of lemon. (we sell all manner of drip catchers and the lemon squeezer at my store)