Every sugar cookie recipe I have read says “refrigerate for at least 4 hours.” I always hated that. When I want to make cookies, I want to do them now! I don’t have time to wait for refrigeration. The kids didn’t want to wait for those delicious cookies either. So, when I found this sugar cookie recipe I was so excited. No refrigeration! They also taste delicious.
I make these sugar cookies for every holiday. Halloween pumpkins, Thanksgiving turkeys, Easter bunnies, Back to School ABC’s and Christmas wreaths. However, my favorite sugar cookie holiday is Valentine’s Day. I love the hearts! I love the pink frosting! I love the little candy hearts with sweet sayings for decorations! And I love sharing them with friends!
Even though this recipe calls for butter or margarine, use butter. Butter makes sugar cookies taste so much better! This is a simple, fun recipe that you will really enjoy making and eating. I usually roll the cookies out a little thicker too for a softer, moister cookie. Enjoy making these cookies with your kids for Valentine’s Day.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together in your KitchenAid Mixer, add eggs and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour one cup at a time, mixing well. The dough will be very stiff. Do not chill. Roll to 1/8 inch thick and dip cutters in flour before each use. Place on a Nordic-Ware Baking Cookie Sheet and bake 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking tray and cool on cooling rack. Frost and decorate. Enjoy!