Cherry Sugar Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen 2 ½ inch cookies

 

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Boyajian Cherry Flavor
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • flour for rolling out dough
  • Sprinkling sugar

 

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg, milk, cherry Flavor and beat to combine.
  3. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. (do not overwork dough) Divide the dough in half, forming each into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F
  5. Sprinkle surface and rolling pin where you will roll out dough with flour
  6. Remove 1 wrapped disk from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to making
  7. Sprinkle surface area and rolling pin with flour and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. If dough has warmed during rolling, place cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill.
  8. Cut into desired shape, and place at least an inch apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Add sprinkling sugar on top and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before placing on cooling wire rack.
  10. Can be stored in airtight container for up to 1 week.