Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Prep Time

 

Cook Time

8 minutes

Serves

 

Sugar Cookies Recipe – Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe to use for regular cookies or to cut out and decorate with your favorite child!

This recipe is part of The Food Channel’s Virtual Cookie Exchange.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (reserve egg white)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Preparation

  • 1 Sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and nutmeg and set aside.
  • 2 Cream shortening and add sugar gradually. Add egg and egg yolk to creamed mixture and beat until fluffy.
  • 3 Combine sour cream, vanilla and lemon extract. Add to creamed mixture. Add dry ingredients that had been set aside. Chill for 1/2 hour.
  • 4 Roll out onto slightly floured board. Cut with cookie cutter. Brush with unbeaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  • 5 Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes (depending on thickness of cookies). May cool and ice with decorative frosting.

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