Now that weÂ can make cookies look wonderful with those Linzer cookie cutter sets, let make those wonderful babies with this terrific Weight Watchers recipeÂ for Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies!Â Enjoy,Â they are aÂ trueÂ treat!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 4 teaspoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon anise extract or almond extract
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- Powdered Sugar Icing — optional
- Small multicolor decorative candies or
- colored sugar — optional
Powdered Sugar Icing Ingredients:
- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Milk or orange juice
- Few drops food coloring — optional
STIR together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; set aside.
STIR together eggs, milk, vanilla, and anise or almond extract in a small bowl; set aside.
BEAT butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium
speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, and beat till fluffy. Alternately add flour mixture and egg mixture to sugar mixture, beating till combined (the dough may be a bit sticky). Wrap dough in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap. Chill dough for 2 to 24 hours or till firm enough to handle.
ROLL dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes, re-rolling trimmings as necessary. Arrange cutouts about 1 inch apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes or till the edges are
firm and light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Powdered Sugar Icing and decorative candies or colored sugar, if desired. Makes 72 cookies.