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Betty's Sugar Cookies (TulsaKids)

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I've made these cookies with my kids since they were toddlers. Making sugar cookies from scratch takes more time than buying cookie dough, but it's worth it. Decorating them is a family project every year. It's fun to see how the decorating has developed over the years, and we always get a lot of laughs out of who can make the worst or most bizarre cookie (my family has a weird sense of humor). It wouldn't be Christmas in my family unless we made these cookies together.

 

Sugar Cookies:

2 sticks butter (or margarine)

2 eggs

2 cups sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

4 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup milk

4 cups flour

  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each. Add milk. Mix baking powder and flour and add to butter and sugar mixture. Divide into two balls and refrigerate for a few hours to chill. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll to 1/4" and cut with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets (I put parchment paper on my cookie sheets). Bake for 8 minutes. Cool and decorate with frosting (recipe follows).

 

Icing:

1 cup confectioners sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 Tbl. water

  • Mix together. May need to be thinned with water or thickened with confectioners sugar. Divide into bowls and add food coloring. Frost. Use other decorations such as colored sugars.
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