Old Fashioned Sugar CookiesRecipe Index: Desserts > Shaped Cookies
3 cups regular all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract or 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (1 tsp vanilla extract can be substituted)
In a mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
On low speed of mixer cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
In a small mixing bowl beat eggs thoroughly. Add sugar and extract.
Blend egg mixture into flour-butter mixture.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness (can be
thicker). Cut with floured cookie cutters. With wide spatula
transfer to baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly
browned. Remove immediately to wire rack to cool. Decorate with
frosting instead of, or in addition to sugar if desired.
Makes 6 dozen