Soft Christmas Cookies
Originally from: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/10110/soft-christmas-cookies/
- 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (375g)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup margerine, softened (200g)
- 1 ½ cups white sugar (300g)
- 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 fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°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.
- Originally recipe called for 3 3/4 cups flour, but many commenters said to use 3 cups
- I used 3 cups, but I want to try with 3 1/4 next time because the cookies rose up and ran a little bit (perhaps too much shortening or baking powder for the amount of flour?)
- I baked at 350°F (176°C) at first but later ended up baking at 400°F (200°C) for six minutes
- Roll out with powdered sugar on rolling pin and surface
- Don't roll too thin