Soft Sugar Cookies
(makes about 48)
- 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl,
cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluy. Beat in
the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the
sied ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to
1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.