Sugar cookie recipe

I had a request for this recipe from Idaswear’s blog.  The measurements are US, so I hope you still have some of your US measuring cups and spoons…

Holiday sugar cookies

1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 teaspoon water

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon *
¼ teaspoon nutmeg *

Color sugars, etc. to decorate

Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Add egg and water, then beat until light and fluffy.

Combine dry ingredients.  Blend into creamed mixture.  Divide dough in half, and then chill for 1 hour. (Do not over chill as this will make dough hard to work.  If dough is chilled overnight, you will need to let dough sit for awhile before you can roll it.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

On lightly floured surface, roll dough to ⅛ inch thickness.  Cut into desired shapes, sprinkle with colored sugar, etc. to decorate the cookies.

Bake on greased cookie sheets at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Originally from JC’s mom.

* Notes:
Original recipe did not call for spices.  We discovered that adding spices made a more flavorful cookie