National Sugar Cookie Day Date in the current year: July 9, 2016

National Sugar Cookie Day Although sugar cookies are often associated with Christmas, National Sugar Cookie Day is celebrated in summer, on July 9.

Sugar cookies are one of the simplest cookie types. Their main ingredients include flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and leavening agent (either baking soda or baking powder). Sugar cookies are typically flavored with vanilla. They are usually rolled in white sugar or decorated with sprinkles and / or frosting. Cookie cutters are often used to cut sugar cookies into decorative shapes and figures.

To celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day, bake a batch of these delightful cookies and treat your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Here is an easy recipe for you.

Sift together 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. In a separate bowl, beat 8 ounces softened unsalted butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat 2 eggs one at a time, then add 1 tbs vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and mix at low speed.

Knead the dough until smooth and pat into a flat disk. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill in the fridge until firm enough to roll. Roll out the dough and cut the cookies using cookie cutters. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake at 350 °F for about 10 minutes.

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