Saturday, December 5, 2009

Making Cookies for Christmas?

Granny's thinking of making cookies! 

Here is an easy slice and bake recipe for sugar cookies.  Make them in shapes, or just go with the sliced cookies and have fun decorating them with the kids!

Easy Sliced Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Icing

Quick Tip:
To chill dough quickly, place in freezer for 30 minutes.


In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Beat in egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Mix in flour and baking soda. Divide dough into halves. Shape each half into roll about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour until chilled.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place on cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on wire rack. Frost cookies with Icing and add sprinkles.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

And, as always, there are many more cookie recipes in my online cookbook.  Click here to go try them out.

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