Betty Grace's Ultimate Sugar Cookie

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Ingredients

  •     1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  •     3/4 cup sugar
  •     1 large egg
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla
  •     1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  •     2 cups all-purpose flour
  •     1 teaspoon baking powder
  •     1 teaspoon baking soda
  •     2 to 3 tablespoons  whole milk (usually just 2 tablespoons)

 




 

Instructions

 

Step 1: Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

Step 2: Add egg, vanilla and orange peel. 

Step 3: Sift dry ingredients.

Step 4: Add the dry ingredients alternately with milk.  Mix until just combined. Dough should not be sticky.  Chill dough for 1 hour. 

Step 5: Roll dough to 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
 
Step 6: Cut into desired shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 10 minutes until light brown. 

Step 8: Decorate as desired.




 

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