Sugar Cookies

26 Feb 2012

Sugar Cookies

Here it is. Cookies. It was bound to happen.



And it's back to the basics.  I wanted to make some plain cookies so that I might build on them later. But to be honest, I'm if I want to, they turned out great. Even for a sugar addict such as myself, these turned out to not be so sweet. And even I liked them. It's been a while since I ate such a plain cookie, but it was definitely a welcome change. Although I did have to have a scoop or two of ice cream on my plate as well.  Hey, don't judge me, this is my transition.


What you'll need:

-2 cups all purpose flour
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2  teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 cup unsalted butter
-1 cup sugar
-1 large egg
-2 tablespoons milk
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Directions:

    1.   Sift flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  With an electric mixer, mix in the egg, milk and vanilla until well combined.
    2.   Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
    3.   While the dough is in the fridge, preheat oven to 350˚F.
    4.   Roll dough into balls, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
    5.   Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack, and cool.




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