October 14, 2012 § 1 Comment
I cannot and will not take credit for this tasty cookie dough recipe. It is my mom’s recipe. Where she got it, I don’t know. It may just be one of those secret family recipes! 🙂 If it is…SORRY MOM! The secret is now out.
There are many different recipes for this type of sugar cookie dough. What I know about this recipe is that it is amazingly good. REALLY! No fool’n!
I remember making cookie cutouts with this dough as a child. They tasted so good. I think maybe the secret to this recipe is the orange peel. My Suggestion: Give this recipe a try! It may even end up being your “go to” cookie cutout recipe. It is mine.
Nonee’s Sugar Cookie Cutouts
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
- 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla
- 1 egg
- 4 teaspoons milk
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream together the butter, sugar, orange peel and vanilla. Add the egg and beat with mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in the milk. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until incorporated. Divide the dough into 2 halves. Wrap each with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Once the dough has chilled, unwrap and place on a light floured surface. Roll the dough out to approx. 1/8 inch thick. Cut in desired shapes with cookie cutters and place shapes on a lightly greased cookie sheet or silpat. Bake for about 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and let the cookies sit for a minute before removing them to the cooling rack. Letting them sit for a minute with help them not come apart when transferring to the cooking rack.
Once cool, decorate! I love when the kids decorate them. They love doing it and they have such great decorating ideas. Be sure to get a lot of sprinkles. Kids love sprinkles.
Now to my favorite part. EATING THEM! Some hold me back…