(c) A Marcy Goldman, BetterBaking.Com Original Recipe
Five Roses Sugar Cookies, or Heritage Sugar Cookies
This is a Canadian heritage cookie, that has appeared in the many editions of the Five Roses Cookbook (Five Roses to us is like Pillsbury, King Arthur, Gold Medal to you all). Behind everyone’s ‘favorite’ best, most successful sugar cookies in Canada, there seems to be this recipe. For a tender cookie, it handles like a dream. You can double the recipe, but do not double the salt, quite. Generations of Canadian families have made this recipe without even knowing where it first came from.
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until well-blended. Add in the egg yolk and mix well. Fold in dry ingredients and blend on slow speed of mixer, adding in vanilla and milk as dough forms.
Wrap dough in wax paper and chill until firm, 30-90 minutes (or freeze dough or chill up unti l3 days).
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line doubled up baking sheets with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough to a thickness of ¼ inch. Cut into desired shapes and place on baking sheet. If you like, you can brush with cream or egg wash and dust with sugar, colored or plain, or colored holiday sprinkles.
Bake until just golden around the edges, 8-12 minutes.
Makes 3-5 dozen cookies
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