A WORLD OF COOKIES FOR SANTA will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Children on October 17, 2017.
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The best thing about sugar cookies is how they can be adapted for any holiday or occasion. This recipe makes great cutout cookies because they hold the shape of the cookie cutter so well. There are a lot of variations out there, but this is the cookie of my childhood memory. (One of the secrets is using butter vanilla or butter flavoring rather than almond or another flavor.)
2 cups unsalted
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons butter vanilla flavoring, or vanilla extract
6 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt