Mar 152012


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is delicious and I use the same recipe for all my holiday’s and fun to share at parties. To get a soft cookie, make sure you remove them right when the timer goes off.

3-3/4 Cups sifted flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 eggs

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Cream butter and sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time, beating well in between. Slowly add the flour mixture until it is just blended. Remove cookie dough from bowl and kneed in remaining flour mixture until dough is soft yet firm.  Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spread flour onto counter surface and rolling pin. Roll out 1/4 of dough to approximate 1/8 inch thick. Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut out as many as you can with what you roll out. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2″ apart, (shiny baking sheets instead of dark surfaced are recommended because the dark absorbs heat more quickly and will burn the bottom of your cookies faster). You can brush each cookie with milk and lightly sprinkle green sugar before baking or follow the instructions below after they have cooled.  Bake for 8-10 minutes. Ovens will vary, so check in at 8 minutes. If the bottom is looking golden brown, they’re done.

Sugar Topping: Crack open one egg and divide the egg white from the yolk, discard the yolk. Sift 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and mix well with a fork. With a medium size paintbrush, paint the cookie with this sticky mixture and spoon on your green sugar and other desired sprinkles. Let them dry and store in a sealed Tupperware container to keep them fresh and soft.

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