Friday, November 9, 2007

Sugar Cookies

My grandmother made the best sugar cookies. Unfortunately, she passed away when I was a teen, and more interested in boys than gathering recipes. So, when I asked a family member for Gram's recipe, I didn't get the right one. Who knows? Maybe she made it from memory, anyway! So, the following recipe sounds as though it might come out sort of the same as her recipe. Well...if I replace the orange flavouring with orange zest, anyway! Might have to tweak a few other things too, but only time and snacking will tell! I'll be making these this week anyway, in the hopes that I can figure something out before the holidays. (I'll be halving or quatering the recipe to test it!) (I'll also be using parchament paper rather than greasing the pans!)

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Makes over 80 cookies

From the kitchen of Ralph Eggleston

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
3 eggs
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
red or green sugar crystals (if desired)

Beat together butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, orange extract and eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda until thoroughly blended. Refrigerate until firm, several hours or over night. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until light brown in color. Watch carefully.

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