Sugar Cookies are a must have fun game during Christmas. It’s like decorating in the house but you get to get gooey with colored icing, sprinkles, and pretty Sugars. The aroma alone is worth the time to bake these beauties.
- 2 1/2cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Frosting of your choice. We prefer Royal icing for decorating.
food colors, as desired
candy sprinkles, as desired
In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, cream cheese and 1/2 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg just until smooth. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. On low speed, beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface and cut out with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool . Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.
To Decorate use Royal icing with colored sugars and sprinkles.