I wasn’t going to post this recipe until later when I’ve practiced decorating a little bit, but I had a friend that asked if I had a good sugar cookie recipe, and this one is awesome!! Super yummy and easy, and I love this recipe because you don’t have to refrigerate the dough before you role it out. I’ve been wanting to figure out how do decorate cookies with royal icing, so that will be a project I am undertaking these next couple of weeks. Also, when I was at the benefit/bake sale this weekend, a girl from my church donated some super cute aprons. I don’t know why, but know I am dying to make one. So that is something else that’s in the mix. Will post pictures when all is said and done. But I’m super excited to say that the benefit for Lana went awesome between the car wash, bakes sale, craft table, hair station, and dental work we ended up raising over $15,000. Hopefully that will help Lana with her long road to recovering. If you still wanna donate, you can go to loveforlana.blogspot.com. Thanks to everyone that attended the benefit and, as always, Enjoy 😉

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup {two sticks} of real unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 teaspoon flavoring {pick what you like, I prefer almond}
  • 2 1/2-2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Cream together softened butter and confectioner’s sugar. Crack the egg into a separate bowl, and add the flavoring. I use emulsions, but extract also works well. Add that to the butter sugar mixture and mix until the egg is thoroughly incorporated. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add little by little to the mixture.
You can tell the dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. When you touch it, it should have a little give, but does not stick to your fingers.
Roll out on parchment to about 1/4 an inch thick, use flour for dusting as necessary. Then, cut and bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes. This version makes 2-2 1/2 dozen, doubled, it makes 4-5 dozen. When they are cool, they are ready to decorate.

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Recipe from sweetsugarbelle.com