Sugar Cookie Recipe
Use this recipe when making your 3-D Cookies. It makes a more crisp cookie so your creations will stand up. Some sugar cookie recipes are too soft.
NOTE: Be sure to use real butter: margarine will not work.
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set to one side.
4 C. All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1 C. Butter (Softened to room temperature)
2 C. Sugar
Add and beat on low until well blended:
2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tblsp water
Add the dry ingredient mixture a little at a time and mix on low until thoroughly combined. Add a little more liquid if needed to be able to work with the dough. If necessary, refrigerate a short time to set up the butter.
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Roll out the dough on parchment paper and cut out all of the same piece. (Such as all bodies OR all antlers, etc.)
Bake for approximately 15 to 18 minutes. Time may vary according to varying makes of ovens, so watch the cookies. You want them slightly "tan" around the edges, not burnt. When done, remove the cookie sheet from the oven, slide the parchment paper off onto cooling racks, and let cool completely before trying to remove the cookies. When completely cooled, they just peel off.
Recipe makes about 12-14 assembled cookies, depending on the design you have chosen.