Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Swedish Sugar Cookies

In memory of  Alex L. Anderson, March 14, 1926-December 5, 2011, proud Swede, patriot, thinker...


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cup flour*
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • pinch salt

Cream butter and sugar together.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Add to butter mixture, combine until dough comes together.  Flatten dough in to two round disks, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill.  Roll dough, cut cookies with festive cookie cutters.  Bake at  350 for 10 minutes.

*For chocolate sugar cookies, substitute 1/2 c. cocoa for 1/2 cup of the flour

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