This simple cookie can please every palette in the family, because it can be decorated in so many ways. It also creates a fun new way to have ‘Family Fun Time’ for all ages!
A few fun facts about Sugar Cookies:
It is thought that sugar cookies were invented in the 7th Century by a busy Middle Eastern baker. He tested the temperature of his oven by using the small batter cakes, ‘Sugar Cookies’, instead of using large cakes.
Sugar Cookies later came to America in the 17th Century and were called jumbals, jumbles, crybabies, plunkets and gemmels-before finally getting the name of Sugar Cookies.
Although the texture of early sugar cookies varied from soft and chewy to firm or downright hard, the use of sugar remained a constant.
Some old Sugar Cookie recipes called for boiling the dough before baking it. This made them more portable and long lasting.
Most families have their own recipe for these delightful yummy treats, but if your looking for a new one here is mine! Enjoy!
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.