Friday, December 31, 2010

Sugar Cookies (for cookie cutters or a cookie press)

The Sugar Cookies from my Childhood
3/4 cup butter/shortening (I did 1/2 and 1/2)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. flavoring (I have used vanilla, almond & lemon)
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Mix dry ingredients together, set aside. Mix the shortening/butter, sugar, eggs and flavoring till well blended. Blend in dry ingredients until dough comes together in a ball.

For cookie press:
Press dough onto ungreased cookie sheet bake at 400º oven for 6-8 minutes.

For cookie cutters:
Chill dough at least 1 hour. Roll to 1/8" thick cut out with favorite cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet bake in 400º oven for 6-8 minutes. 

Yields 4-6 dozen cookies


Homemade Colored Sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
food coloring

Put sugar in airtight container. Add 3-4 drops of food coloring and shake vigorously several minutes. You can use gel and paste food coloring by adding it to water first.

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