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Homemade Slice & Bake Sugar Cookies

Author/Submitted by: _Make-A-Mix_ by Eliason, Harward & Westover
Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  butter or margarine
2  cups  granulated sugar
3    eggs
2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
1  teaspoon  lemon extract
6  cups  unbleached flour
1  teaspoon  baking soda

Cut four 14" x 12" pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Set aside. In a bowl, cream butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in vanilla and l= emon extracts and eggs until light and fluffy. In a bowl, combine flour an= d baking soda. Stir flour mixture into egg and butter mixture; blend well.= = Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into an 8" - 10" roll. W= rap rolls in waxed paper. Place the rolls in a rectangular freezer contain= er with a tight fitting lid, or into a large freezer zip-lock bag, or wrap = well in a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Label with date and contents.= Store in freezer. Use within 6 months. = To prepare cookies: Slightly thaw one roll of sugar cookie dough. Preheat= oven to 350=B0. Cut the dough into 1/4" thick slices. Arrange cut pieces= on lightly greased cookie sheets, placing about 1/2" apart. Sprinkle wit= h additional granulated sugar, if desired. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or= until the edges just begin to brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire ra= cks. Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Makes 4 rolls of cookie dough, or enough for about 12 dozen cookies.

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