Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Last night I thought I would take a little break from marking and start my holiday baking. Every year I make a few traditional cookies. These sugar cutouts are always a hit with my dad and father-in-law. And they are fun to package up to give away.

Here's the recipe:

1 c. butter or half butter half shortening, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 c. flour
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder

Combine butter, sugar and egg until creamy. Add flour, orange juice, baking powder and vanilla to form a dough. Divide in thirds and wrap in Saran. Chill for at least two hours or overnight. Bring to room temp. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favourite holiday cookie cutters. Decorate with coloured sugars.
Bake 6-8 minutes in 400 degree oven or until edges light brown.

And here they are all done!

Happy baking!


Avril Tanner said...

so pretty and yummy looking!

Deanna said...

Oh those look yummy!

Joanne said...

I gave your recipe a try and OH MY! They are the best! Thanks for sharing :)
Joanne xo