Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Great Grandma's Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ummm, Gorgeous!!  I wish I had a talent for making pastries and desserts look beautiful.  I'm good at making them taste good, but looking good is really a challenge for me.
Martha Stewart.com
I think this is a good time to share my great grandma's sugar cookie recipe, so you can have your cookies taste delicious.  Making them look like the photos above?  Well, you are on your own there.

Great Grandma's Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup crisco (shortening)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt

Separately, 4 tsp Baking Powder
2 cups of flour

*Set one cup of milk aside*

1) Mix together ingredients on top, in a separate bowl mix flour and baking powder.

2) Slowly mxi in flour mixture and a little bit of milk at a time.  Once you add all the milk, you can adjust the amount of flour until you have the right consistency.  (Should be a little stiffer than a chocolate chip cookie dough).

3) Chill in fridge for several hours or overnight.

4) Heat oven to 375 degrees.

5) Grease your cookie sheets.

6) Roll and cut out dough in desired shapes,  place on greased cookie sheets, and bake for 10 minutes or so.

Allow to cool, then frost.
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FROSTING:
1/2 square margarine, softened
powdered sugar
canned milk
capful of vanilla
shake of salt

Beat butter until smooth, add powdered sugar and canned milk alternately until you get to your desired frosting consistency (I like it so that when I put my finger in the frosting it sort of peaks a little bit).  Add a capful of vanilla, and quickly shake your salt shaker over the frosting.  Mix well.  Dye frosting if desired.

*Note: These cookies freeze really well.  Just wait for frosting to harden, then place in an airtight container, using wax paper in between layers.

2 comments:

kheaney said...

DId you make all of that?????? Wow!

Jodi said...

My 30-day-shred DVD is supposed to arrive any day...so please post that enchilada recipe before it's too late! =-) Yummmm!!!!