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This week’s recipe is for Holiday Sugar Cookies.
1 cup of unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon of almond extract
2 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
3 cups of flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add extracts and eggs, mix until combined.
In a separate bowl combine baking powder, flour and salt.
After the butter is creamed and all the liquid is incorporated add flour mixture and mix. The dough will be very stiff, you might need to finish mixing the dough by hand.
Once the dough is formed there is no need to refrigerate the dough. Roll the dough to about ¼ inch thick. Using cookie cutters, maximize the space of the dough to cutout your favorite shapes. Arrange cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until done.
Let cool then frost and decorate