February 15, 2011

Sugar Cookies

This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe!  At Christmastime we make cut out sugar cookies using a packaged mix.  It takes a bit of the stress out of the event.  But when I want real sugar cookies full of homemade goodness I go to this recipe! 

Sugar Cookies

2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1/2 c. butter (room temp.)
1 egg
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. granulated sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 T. milk (room temp.)

Sift together flour, soda and salt.  Set aside.  Cream together butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla.  Add egg.  Mix until fluffy.  Stir in dry ingredients until smooth.  Blend in milk.

Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets.  Flatten with bottom of glass which has been dipped in sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cool and if you desire frost with frosting and any sugars or sprinkles you like.   Frosting recipe forthcoming!


L2L said...

ohhh, I could have used this yesterday, lol. I look forward to trying this out soon. Every other month I have a family or two over from Co-Op to make decorate sugar cookies, Yesterday we did Valentine's and it was neat to see the older girls make the dough so that the mom's could relax and have some great conversation and all the boys were outside enjoying the warmth!!! Ahhh if everyday could be like that, lol!!!!

Shelby said...

Thanks for this recipe! My favorite sugar cookie recipe uses sour cream, so my dairy allergic son cannot have them. I made these cookies this morning using dairy free, soy free margerine and rice milk. They were great! I also made your bananaberry muffins today (made those dairy-free also.) Yummy!
(This is Shelby Krawczyk - I met you at your Gooseberry Patch party :)

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