Friday, October 27, 2006

Rolled Soft Sugar Cookies

Use cookie cutters in Halloween shapes to make these cookies for your little ghosts and goblins.

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Lemon Extract, if desired

Combine 2 cups flour and all other ingredients in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in remaining flour by hand.

Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).

Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on well-floured surface, one portion at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters.

Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorator sugars or leave plain for frosting, if desired. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely. Decorate with frosting.

Purchase extracts and spices for your holiday cookies at My Watkins Store

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