Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What's Cookin' Wednesday-Sugar Cookies

I have made these ymmy cookies several times...and they are WONDERFUL!!!

I found this recipe while reading a wonderful book series by Joann Fluke...The Hannah Swensen Series
This series is full of delicious recipes and wonderful mysteries.  Two of my favorite things!

Here is the recipe:

2 cups melted butter
2 cups powder sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon zest (optional...i didn't use it)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
4 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar (in bowl)

Melt the butter.  Add sugar and mix well.  Let cool to room temperature and mix in the eggs, one at a time.  Then add the vanilla, lemon zest, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.  Mix well.  Add flour in increments, mixing after each addition.  Chill dough one hour or over night.  Preheat the oven to 325.  Use your hands or a mellon baller and form the dough into balls.  Roll the balls in the loose white sugar and place on greased cookie sheet.  Lightly press down to flatten.  Bake for 10-15 miniutes.  Cool on the sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack.

This will yield 8-10 dozen cookies.
I made a butter cream icing to top the cookies with...and add an extra bit of sweetness.
Happy Baking!

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