Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sugar cookies

  • 3tsp.         lemons extract
  • 3 cups      all-purpose flour
  • 1. Cups    softened unsalted butters
  • 1.5 cups   sugars
  • 2              egg yolks
  • 3 tsp.        baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp.     salt
  • 4  tsp.       vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


1.     Combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Do not sift.

2.     Beat the butter until creamy, then add the sugar, vanilla and lemon extract and beat for 1 minute.

3.     Beat in the egg and yolk.

4.     Stir in the flour mixture only until incorporated. Stop stirring the instant the dough is uniform.

5.     Form into a log, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours.

6.     Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

7.     Divide the dough and roll it out between two sheets of wax paper; make your cutouts. Only work with a little at a time. Keep the rest in the refrigerator to stay chilled.

8.     Decorate the tops of the cookies with colored sugar, sprinkles, candies and other foods that won't melt in the oven.

9.     Place the cookies on a nonstick baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes, or until they just start to turn golden around the edges. If cookies turn golden before 10 minutes have passed, lower the oven temperature.

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