I actually have never made sugar cookies before. This Christmas sugar cookie recipe was easy to make and they taste great! They seem to taste even better the next day.
1 1/2 cups softened butter
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt gradually. I don’t know if it matters, but I used a wooden spoon to do this, mostly because I thought my beater was going to die after beating the butter.
Cover and chill dough for at least one hour. I chilled overnight.
Preheat oven to 400. We used a 375 oven. The dough was super sticky, so we used a lot of flour to roll out the dough. Roll to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness. Cut using cookie cutters, which we also floured. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool completely then decorate. We used powdered sugar and whipping cream to make the frosting, then we colored it and topped the cookies with sprinkles and colored sugar crystals.
recipe from allrecipes.com image credit