Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

Ok let's get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! Here are my basic sugar cookies decorated for the upcoming holiday!

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
egg wash= 1 egg mixed with 1 tbsp water

Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Then add flour and baking powder and mix until well incorporated. Put dough on a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap, roll into a disc and wrap up with wax paper. Refrigerate 2 hours or until ready to make cookies.
Preheat oven to 375. On a floured surface, roll out some or all of the dough using a rolling pin and use cookie cutters to shape cookies. Place cookies on cookie sheet, brush with egg wash, and decorate with sprinkles. Bake 375 for 7-8 minutes.
Cool on cooling rack and enjoy!

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