Mrs. T's Sugar Cookies
The actual yield of cookies in this recipe will vary with the size of the cookie cutters. These cookies are easy to roll, and don’t get tough when they are overworked like some cookies. It makes this a great recipe for cooking with kids.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 36 COOKIES
- 2 cups sugar
- 1½ cups unsalted butter, melted
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
Whisk sugar into melted butter; let cool until lukewarm. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder.
Chill overnight, well covered.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease baking sheets.
Roll dough out to about 1/8" thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes; sprinkle with sugar if desired.
Bake 8–10 minutes. Cookies will be very light in color with golden edges. Let cool; decorate as desired.
Painting Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies can be decorated in a variety of ways. One of the most unusual is to paint the cookies before baking with Egg Yolk Paint and food color paint. Use clean paintbrushes and rinse and blot dry between colors. With this technique you can make everything from tie-dye cookies to recreating actual paintings if you have the time and patience.