This one was eaten first…he deserved it!!
Ideal Sugar Cookies
by Martha Stewart
from The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook
2 cups all -purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup (1stick) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp brandy or milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder in a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream butter and sugar; add dry ingredients, and mix until incorporated. With mixer running add egg, brandy or milk, and vanilla- mix until incoporated.
Trasfer dough to a work surface and shape into 2 discs, cover with plastic wrap and refirgerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper; set aside
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, and transfer to lined baking sheets, leaving an inch in between. Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. Bake until lightly brown, about 10 minutes; do not allow to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.