If you’ve been reading along, you know that we’ve been cooking a lot together. And making cookies. I found a lovely recipe for sugar cookies, and the best part for us, there’s not much sugar in them. It’s a super versatile recipe, you can add more sugar if you want, you can roll them, press them, mark them with and “I” and put them in the oven for Izzy and me!
I made a batch, and we only take off what we can roll thin with the rolling pin, and save the rest in the fridge for the next day. Iz loves it (she’s not too into the sweet things). I have a set of cookie cutters, yes, they are all Christmas shapes, but they are tiny, perfect for her hands and portion control, so we eat a lot of Christmas cookies. Today, we rolled the dough into balls and stuck dark chocolate chips into the center. DELISH!
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy! from
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.