Everyone loves sugar cookies around the holidays.  These cookies are great to make with your kids as they will love to decorate them with your favorite frosting or sprinkles.  Don’t forget these also make great gifts, you can get holiday tins at your local dollar store.

Holiday Sugar Cookies
Holiday Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
10 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
Frosting of your choice

In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, baking powder, and salt with an
electric mixer at low speed until blended. Increase speed to high and beat
until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add milk, vanilla extract, and
egg then beat until combined. Don’t worry if mixture looks a little lumpy.
Stir in flour until blended. Shape dough into 2 balls, flatten each slightly.
Wrap each with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until dough is easy
to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, with floured
rolling pin, roll 1 piece of dough 1/8 inch thick, keeping remaining dough
refrigerated. Using your favorite (floured) holiday shaped cookie cutters, cut dough
into as many cookies as possible, reserve trimmings. Place cookies, about
1 inch apart, on 2 ungreased large cookie sheets. Roll trimmings and cut
out more cookies.

Bake cookies 12 to 15 minutes until golden around edges, rotating cookie
sheets between upper and lower racks halfway through baking time if you
have used both upper and lower oven racks. Remove cookies to wire racks
to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

When cookies are cool, prepare frosting and use to decorate cookies as
desired. Set cookies aside to allow frosting to dry completely, at least 1
hour. If not using right away, store in tightly covered container.