Thursday, December 23, 2010

Triple Threat Sugar Cookies

This is for all of our east coast fans who are about to endure quite a bit of snow. Let’s keep in the winter spirit by baking a batch of sugar cookies.


Triple Threat Sugar Cookies
3 Gals and a Kitchen

½ c butter (1 stick)
½ c white sugar
¾ confectioners sugar
¼ c light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 ½ c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cream of tartar
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degree.

In a large bowl, mix together the butter and the sugars until the mixture is smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until just barely golden. Allow cookies to cool for a couple minutes before moving them to the wire racks to finish cooling.

After the cookies have cooled completely you may begin to ice and decorate the cookies as you wish.

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