Holiday Sugar Cookies

Back to the Basics

After two weeks of wining and dining here in Paris and Lyon, I’m yearning for the basics-you know; things like butter, sugar, eggs and flour. With Christmas coming, try these sugar cookies. They are easy to make and go well with any Taft Street wine.


  • 2 1/2  cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking  powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1cup softened butter
  • 1egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and soda. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar, then incorporate the egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  4. Form into ping pong sized circles and place on ungreased baking pan.
  5. Bake for 8-10  minutes until golden. Let rest a couple of minutes and enjoy one of the simpler pleasures of life!

Makes about 48 cookies

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