I recently modified an old sugar cookie recipe to make them a little less sugary. These are buttery and delicious, and still plenty sweet, especially if you decorate them with frosting and sprinkles :) They're just not overwhelmingly rich or gritty. You can also use this dough to roll out and cut shapes. Just reduce your baking time.
The Daily B's Sugar Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks), softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
Chill the dough for an hour (at least), and then form into balls and flatten slightly with a spoon or glass. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet @375 for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
Makes about 5 dozen.