Roll Out Sugar Cookies
Alfreda tells me, "This is our all time favorite cookie, even if it is a
sugar cookie. I got the recipe from a friend at church who had Jules in
Bible School when she was little. I now bake these all the time and
with my kids at school for certain holidays. The dough is the perfect
consistency for cutting out shapes. I usually just use sprinkles
appropriate for each holiday or season instead of the icing before
baking. We love them better like that."
1 cup softened butter ( 2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Baking powder
3 cups flour (all-purpose)
Set oven at 375 . Mix all ingredients together. Roll our dough 1/8 in.
thick, beginning with a dusting of flour on the rolling surface. Cut
cookies, decorate with sprinkle candies, place on an air-bake cookie
sheet. Bake for 7 - 8 minutes. Cookies will not look brown or done but
remove them from the oven to cool.
2 lb. bag powdered sugar
1 cup Crisco
(dash of salt)
1/2 cup hot water
1 tsp. Vanilla
Mix together til smooth.
*Mix with Wilton brand food coloring . Do not use liquid food
coloring as it will make the icing too thin.
***the only thing I have done differently is add a tbs. of milk. I goofed up my first time out and HAD to add milk in order to mix the dough. They turned out yummy despite my goof up and I've added that little bit of milk each time.
The icing on these is soooo good! The black icing you see is store bought Cookie Decorating icing that comes in a handy pouch for decorating. Here's my first attempt at using it to outline a cat. Yeah. Sad, huh?Second try was a little better.