Friday, November 02, 2007

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Not the crunchy ones. These are the kind you see for sale in all the grocery stores now days. They're round, and have a big slab of frosting on them then sprinkles. Yeah, them.

I've had this recipe for a long time. I seldom make it. But they are popular it seems. What you'll need:

3/4 cup butter 1 cup sugar
2 eggs 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda

Cream the butter and sugar together. Sift the other ingredients together and add to butter/sugar mixture. Roll in a log and chill. Slice off rounds of cookies 1/4 inch thick. (Or you can roll out the dough and use cutters to shape the dough, just remember the dough must be 1/4 inch thick. Baked on ungreased cookie sheet for 6 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 2 dozen.

Let cool. Frost with accompanying frosting recipe:

1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla 1/8 tsp salt
4 cups powdered sugar 3 Tbs milk

Cream butter and shortening, add vanilla and salt. Beat in sugar 1 cup at a time, scraping sides of bowl. Add milk and beat until light and fluffy. Keep frosting covered when not in use. Store excess in refrigerator.

I'm not sure I ever used the shortening. I use all butter and it turns out the same. If you want to use the shortening, it'll be fine. I just don't like it.

Try them, you'll find out why we call these evil cookies. You just can't quit eating them!