Recipe – Sugar Cookies

It’s the best time of year: Ramadan! Do you have any special family traditions? Growing up, my mom would go all out at iftaars. She made Bangladeshi traditional iftaar items, and I miss it so much! But now that I have a family of my own, alhamdulillah, I also want to start some traditions that Zakariya will cherish growing up. And nothing  says tradition like some good old sugar cookies! Which is why I was so excited when Dattelbeere sent me her cookie cutters, all the way from Germany!

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Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup white sugar
  2. 1 cup butter at room temperature
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 2 eggs, beaten
  5. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

1. With electric mixture, beat sugar, butter and vanilla until mixture is creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl.  Add eggs beating after each egg; beat thoroughly.

2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.

3. Roll out cookie dough onto a lightly floured board. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into different shapes. Place cookies on parchment lined cookie sheets.

4. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 10 minutes or until the underside of cookies turn golden brown. Cool on rack.

5. Decorate using icing sugar!

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