OLD-FASHIONED SUGAR COOKIES IN A JAR!
Not a fan of baking OR like to give a gift without the extra work of baking OR just short on time!
Make these as an excellent gift-giving idea for any occasion! Enjoy :)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar
To add to jar ingredients later:
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a 1 quart large mouth jar, layer the sugar on the bottom and the flour mixture on top. Attach a tag with the following instructions:
Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Cut in 1 cup of softened butter until the mixture is crumbly. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract until light and fluffy. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 deg. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 min in preheated oven, until edges begin to brown. You can decorate w/sugar before baking/frost after baking.