Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sugar Turkey & Pumpkin shaped Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I was assigned the task of baking dessert for the kids this Thanksgiving dinner!…preferably something handheld! Therefore my options were brownies, cupcakes or cookies.
Everyone loves cupcakes, but since pies and cakes would also be served as dessert, I thought I should opt for something a bit lighter and not as messy.
Brownies are good, but you cannot get too creative with them.
Instead I opted to make sugar cookies from scratch, and use the super cute turkey and pumpkin shaped cookie cutters I just bought.

Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp 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; chill dough at least 1 hour, or overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 400. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely before icing. Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.



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