I am linking up my cookie recipes at the Christmas Cookie Exchange
Our son and his wife moved into their first house so I baked these cookies with their house number to serve to friends and family who assisted on moving day. Adding chocolate to the basic sugar cookie only enhances the final product !
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Variation: Add 3 ounces of melted unsweetened chocolate along with other ingredients for chocolate sugar cookies. You will need about a cup more flour as well to attain the correct dough consistency.
Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten egg and milk. Sift flour and baking powder together, adding half of it at a time to the above mixture. Add vanilla. See Note.
Roll out 1/4" thick on floured board with floured rolling pin. Refrigerating dough in plastic wrap or wax paper for a short time will make it easier to roll out the dough.
Cut into shapes, place on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle cookies with sugar. [Use appropriate color sugar for the occasion.] Chill cookie sheet after it comes out of the oven before baking next batch.
Bake in a preheated 375' oven for 10-12 mins. Transfer immediately to a rack to cool. These cookies freeze well so can be made in advance.
Note: You will probably need more flour - use enough to just keep dough from being sticky. Dough rolls out well and makes great cookies in any shape. Use food coloring to tint dough orange for Halloween, red for Valentine's Day, green for St. Patrick's Day etc. This recipe is also great for cutting out numbers or letters (monograms) for party favors.
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