Peeps Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 3.5 dozen
  • 2½ sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsps vanilla
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large together, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla.
  3. In 3 increments, add the flour mixture to the large bowl, using a spatula (not the mixer).
  4. Either cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or over night. You can also separate the dough into two balls or disks and wrap in plastic wrap. (It was hard digging out the hard dough from the bowl, so I prefer doing it this way and breaking off pieces at a time)
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly flour your work space and rolling pin and roll out the dough to about ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and place on a silpat or tin foil (I rotate between the two because I only have one silpat)
  6. If your oven maintains a consistent temperature, bake for 6 to 8 minutes – making sure the edges don’t get too brown. A faint brown edge is ok, but maintaining a light tan color is preferable. Cool completely.
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