Monday Recipe Mission: Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Monday Recipe Mission:
 Cut Out Sugar Cookies
I have searched high and low for a FANTASTIC cut out sugar cookie recipe.
This one is by far the best.  They are so tasty and soft!!!  Everyone always raves about how good they are when I make them.  I use to only bake cut outs during Christmas but now I have cookie cutters for just about any occasion.  My boys and I made these festive pumpkin and ghost cut outs over the weekend.  It’s Monday and there are only 2 left!!!  I found this recipe many years ago in a Holiday Cookies & Candy Betty Crocker Magazine.
Ethel’s Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup butter *better taste w/ butter*

1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla (organic)
2 eggs
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream together butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.

Add dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until combined. Use hands if necessary so dough holds together. 
Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick on floured surface.  Cut cookies into desired shapes and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 6-8 minutes or until very light golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Frost and decorate once cooled. 

Makes about 4 dozen 2 – 2 1/2 inch cookies
*I tend to make a lot less.  But I also make them thicker than 1/8 inch and bigger than 2 inches.

Have Fun & ENJOY!!!
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