Friday, May 13, 2011

Sarah's Super Simple Sugar Cookies

Cooking, in my humble opinion, is an art form. In cooking, recipes are just guidelines. The recipe calls for asparagus but you only have peas -- no problem. Grape nuts can be substituted for bread crumbs. No artichokes? Use squash instead. It really doesn't matter when cooking.

Baking, however, is a science. If proportions aren't just so, or the recipe isn't followed exactly, the whole thing can flop. Too much flour and it's dry. Too little levening, and it's a brick. Fold in the beaten eggs at the wrong time, or forget to alternate the flour with the milk -- both lead to disasterous baking results. It's all so exacting.

For years I have been searching for the perfect sugar cookie recipe. There are some good ones out there, but never have I found THE ONE....until now. This might be it. And it just so happens that my brain thought it up all by itself, surprisingly enough.

Sarah's Super Simple Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

Cream butter and sugar.
Add vanilla and eggs.
Add flour & baking powder mix.

Bake 9 minutes at 375 degrees.

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