Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Roll Out Sugar Cookies

Last summer I published my own cookbook. I collected recipes from family, friends, and co-workers, added photos, paid a nominal fee and 'viola! I have a cookbook of my very own. I did it on this website.

Lately, I've become addicted to making these sugar cookies that a friend and co-worker told me about. Her recipe(and story about the recipe) is below as it is listed in my cookbook. They are scrumptious as far as sugar cookies go! In fact, I'm making more tomorrow night!

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.


Icing

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.

OK. Lipstick Jungle starts in 9 minutes. I'm outta here!

3 comments:

Amy said...

yum! But what's Chrisco?

Patty said...

Everything tastes better with Crisco. Cat #2 turned out good! But this is why I want to smack Martha Stewart sometimes. She makes decorating a cookie look soooo easy and we all know it isn't unless you practice 500 gazillion times first.

Pinky said...

My goal is to totally bombard you with comments. You are awesome with that icing...well, kitty on top has some mild facial defects, but his brother came out just fine.
tee hee! ;-)