Monday, December 20, 2010

German Sugar Cookies

Ok! Sorry it has been forever since I last posted! Life as been so busy!!! Well, today I'd like to share a recipe for German Sugar Cookies that I found the other day! These are so easy to make and they are yummy!!! ;)
German Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups flour (I used fresh ground wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract in till well blended. Combine the flour, backing powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool 5 minutes on the pan before removing to wire racks. Decorate with your favorite icing and/or sprinkles if you desire! :)
This recipe does not take long and it's very easy. What you can do is just make the cookie dough but it in a container in the fridge, and just pull it out when you need it! :) These also make amazing Christmas cookies! :)
Merry Christmas!
Happy Cooking!