Tuesday May 21

Rzicznek_T My name is Tracie Rzicznek. I live in Medina, Ohio. I am a stay at home mom with two wonderful children and an amazing husband. I do a lot of volunteer work with my church and other organizations in the community. I also help out in my children’s schools. I have published recipes in the Medina Church Cookbook.

Christmas Sugar Cookies by Tracie Rzicznek

This is a great recipe to do with your kids!
(Adapted from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book)

These are the best sugar cookies ever:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup salted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325

In a medium bowl combine the flour and salt with a wire whisk. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well mixed. Scrape down sides then add the flour mixture. Blend on low speed just until combined. Do not overmix. Gather dough into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour until firm.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. With cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with colored sugars or sprinkles. Bake for 13-15 minutes, being careful not to brown. Let them cool.

The Holidays are an amazing time of year so I hope you enjoy the cookies.