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Friday, February 19, 2010

Shannon's Sugar Cookies

Yep that's right..I get to name this one after me...because I made it!  After three months of practicing and experimenting I have finally gotten it right! 
So here it is....

Shannon's Sugar Cookies
1c. Butter
1c. Sugar
1 Lg. Egg
3c. Flour
2tsp.Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt*
4-5 drops Peppermint Oil**

1. Mix Butter and Sugar until creamy.  Add egg.
2. Add Peppermint Oil, Baking Power, and Salt.
3. Slowly add Flour.
4. Roll out immediately on floured surface until 1/2 inch thick.
5. Cut with cookie cutters.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
7. Allow to cool for one minute on cookie sheet before removing to cooling racks.

*If you use salted butter feel free to skip the salt.
**I use the Wilton Peppermint Candy flavoring.  Can be found at Walmart, Micheal's, or Hobby Lobby.