posted by Nina on Sep 24

Since the boys’ nanny (grandma) is visiting us, we made Halloween cookies today after school. (I know it’s not Halloween, but she won’t be here at Halloween.) These cookies turned out GREAT and they are perfect for frosting, cutting into shapes and/or decorating.

Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.

Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Did I change anything? Since we used cookie cutters, we rolled the dough out on a floured surface, and then used a rolling pin to flatten out the dough. The boys made pumpkins and witches. After they had cooled we frosted them and added sprinkles. Sugar OVERLOAD!

What did the family think? There isn’t anything NOT to like about these. I am not a huge sugar cookie fan and I think these are fantastic.

from allrecipes.com

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