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Friday, August 12, 2016

Hubby's Sugar Cookie Recipe

My husband is our family's designated dessert maker / baker.  He is such a wonderful daddy, always thinking about nice treats our daughters will like (and he probably knows that I bake in my imagination, not in real life).

My husband and I are no scientists but we are absolutely fascinated by space and deep space.  So, in honor of that, here are his Stars, Moons, Planets and Suns Sugar Cookies.

These were two different batches of cookies.  I woke up one day and found the star sugar cookies decorated like this.  It seemed like a travesty to eat them without taking a picture of them and commemorating them to Instagram for all time.  He had cookies for each person.  Awwww!

Hubby's Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

Cream butter and sugar together, then add egg and vanilla.  Beat/cream them until everything is incorporated, then mix in the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon before turning it out to knead until the dough comes together.  Wrap and set the dough in the fridge for a few minutes, no more than 20 minutes, then roll out the dough and cut out the shapes.  Bake in 350 degree oven for between 10-12 minutes, until the edge barely turns brown.  When they're ready, take them out of the oven, let them cool on the cookie sheet for a minute before moving them to a rack.

Fresh out of the oven these cookies are so soft and fluffy, they're so good!  They travel well because they're so easy to stack.  These are always a great "snack" to take when we go to our local botanical garden.


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