Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sugar Cookies from Mrs. Eisenhower's Recipe Files

This week is Christmas Cookie Week and so each day I will be sharing a recipe (or two) for some of our favorite Christmas Cookies.  I am starting off the week with my favorite recipe for Sugar Cookies.  This recipe is from  Presidential Cookies by Bev Young.

Sugar Cookies from Mrs. Eisenhower's White House Recipe Files
(makes 2-3 dozen cookies depending on size of cookie cutter)
  • 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Egg Yolks (well beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, adding sugar slowly. Mix until fluffy.
  4. Stir in well-beaten egg yolks and vanilla.
  5. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the cream.
  6. Chill cookie dough for one hour. Roll out on a floured surface and cut in any desired shape.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar before baking. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

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