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No matter how old they are, kids of all ages love sugar cookies. The great thing about these is that they can be cut to any shape you want and decorated ( kids love to decorate thier own cookies).

We have parties around the holidays to make Halloween and Christmas cookies and let the children help to cut out the sugar cookie shapes and decorate them with thier favorite color icings or candy sprinkles.

You can even decorate Christmas cookies by painting them with food coloring or royal icing and make decorations for the Christmas tree from them!

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookie Ingredients:

2 cups margarine or butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. milk

Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add Eggs one at a time and mix well. Add Vanilla and milk until combined. Slowly add flour and salt until mixed.

Divide dough in half or quarters and  chill 1 hour.

Roll out dough 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut shapes using cookie cutters. Place shapes on greased cookie sheet and Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit/190 degress Celsius for about 12 minutes.

Depending on the holiday ( these sugar cookie treats are always a big hit at halloween or Christmas) decorate with frosting and colored sprinkles.



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