Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sugar Cookies

This is another recipe we got from mama Sandi, every Halloween (except this year) she's made sugar cookies and sent some out to her sons in Utah. I actually didn't follow this recipe for the sugar cookies I made this year because I didn't have it from her yet, but they're good and I want to save it.

Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening or butter
2 eggs (beaten)
2 TBS milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1. Cream sugar and shortening (butter is better tasting).
2. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.
3. Sift together dry ingredients.
4. Beat dry ingredients into creamed mixture, combining thoroughly.
5. With hands shape dough into a ball.
6. Wrap and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours (or overnight) until easy to handle
7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
8. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
9. On lightly floured board, roll out part of dough (keep rest refrigerated).
10. For softer cookies roll 1/8 to 1/4-in thick.
11. Cut into desired shapes.
12. Re-roll trimmings and cut.
13. Place cookies 1/2-in apart on cookie sheet.
14. Bake about 8 minutes until a light golden brown.
15. Remove cookies to racks to cool.

Makes about 6 dozen.

1 TBS vanilla
4 TBS butter
powdered sugar

1. Mix together all ingredients.
2. Add more powdered sugar or milk to get the right consistency.

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