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Sugar Cookies

Yield about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Colored sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Cover and chill.

  3. Divide dough in half, keeping one half chilled until ready to use. Roll to 1/8-inch thickness on a well-floured surface; cut with assorted floured cookie cutters.

  4. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

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