Let me just get this out of the way: I am not particularly fond of sugar cookies. I'm the girl who passes on them at Christmas time (or any other time) if I can have oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip instead...or *gasp!* none at all.
Until my friend MADE me try hers.
Oh, these are good. They are the only sugar cookies I ever make. EVER.
Even better? I don't have to refrigerate the dough. Perfect for impatient kiddos :)
NO CHILL SUGAR COOKIES
1c. Butter, softened
2t. Baking powder
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Beat in egg. Add vanilla.
Add dry ingredients 1 cup at a time until thoroughly mixed. (Dough will be stiff.)
Do not chill dough!
Roll out to 1/4" on lightly floured surface. Dip cookie cutters in flour. Cut.*
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes. Cool on track.
*To cheat like I do: roll a ball of dough in your hands, press ball flat with palm of hand on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cute little shapes are optional. So is the chocolate drizzle :) Simply melt chocolate chips in baggie and clip corner. »Squeeze« to please!