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Christmas Sugar Cookies
2 sticks Smart Balance® Blended Butter Sticks - softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup milk
Cream together softened butter and sugar until smooth.
Add eggs and extracts and mix well.
Mix together in separate bowl: flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture, alternating with milk, and mix well.
Put dough in a bowl, cover tightly, and refrigerate for several hours to chill thoroughly.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Flour rolling pin and surface. Place about 1/2 of dough on floured surface, flatten and roll out to about 1/4".
Dip cookie cutters into flour and cut out cookies.
(Dip cutters between each cookie or they will stick!)
Place cookies onto an ungreased cooky sheet.
Sprinkle with colored sugar.
Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
(Do not overcook---if they brown, they will be too hard to bite!)
Cool on a rack until no longer soft. Enjoy!
Makes 4 dozen cookies (48 servings).
[Smart Balance addition] – Smart Balance estimates the following nutritional content for this user-created recipe:
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Poly Fat 1g
Mono Fat 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 9g