Friday, December 10, 2010

The Very Best Sugar Cookie

I found this sugar cookie recipe many years ago in a Martha Stewart magazine and have been making these for almost 20 years. It is the cookie that family and friends all request that I make each year, and I do. I think it is the touch of brandy in this recipe that gives it such a wonderful taste. (I usually triple or even quadruple this recipe.)

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Ingredients:
!/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ t baking powder
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons brandy
½ teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar together. Sift dry ingredients together, add to butter mixture and beat well. Add egg, brandy and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Chill dough at leas 1 hour. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into shapes and put on baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely and decorate.

5 comments:

Charming's Mama said...

I love sugar cookies, but hate all the work and mess of rolling them out. They sure look delicious.

~ kimberly said...

thanks so much for this!!! can't wait to try them!

Lisa said...

The brandy in this recipe does sound delicious - I have to try them! Thanks for sharing.

Gramma said...

Yumm! Is the coffee on????

edie said...

kathie,
y'all are killing me with all these awesome recipes. i'm never gonna make all these cookies but i do hope to try! Thanks so much for linking up my dear.
much love,
edie
the brandy may boost these to the top of the list!