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Updated: Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 3:59 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 16 Dec 2012, 1:53 AM EST
Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - Join the WOTV 4 Women Crew for the Holiday Cookie Exchange! Our experts are sharing their favorite holiday baking recipes including this delicious cookie from Finance expert Nancy Loftis!
This is undoubtedly my favorite cookie recipe for the holiday season! There are so many delicious varieties of holiday cookies to be enjoyed, but frosted sugar cookies are a favorite for my family. It’s a fairly simple recipe for kids to take part, and since our girls (now well into their teenage years) were little, we always made time to bake and have fun decorating with frosting to show off their artistic abilities (created more laughs than anything). Memories like that definitely leave the best taste during the holiday season! -Nancy
Nancy's Ultimate Sugar Cookies ( recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com )
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.