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Monogrammed Sugar Cookies

Monogrammed favors are wedding classics -- here they're iced onto cookies, making a versatile treat.

  • Yield: Makes about 6 1/2 dozen

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2005

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 2 days).
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with 3-inch cookie cutters. Space 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining scraps of dough. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  4. Bake until set, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

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