Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Sugar Cookies

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Besides making Crunchy Yummy Toffee all month, we have also made Sugar Cookies all month for different occasions.

This recipe is my sister-in-laws, and really the best sugar cookies I have ever had.  They are soft and literally melt in your mouth they are so good.
Hope you like them!


Holiday Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
3 1/2 cups flour

Bake at 350 for 7 minutes
 
Crumb together the butter and sugar, then add the remaining ingredients. 
  
Mix well until the dough is no longer overly sticky

The dough needs to chill in the refrigerator. 
You can just put it in the fridge in the same bowl,
or you could put it in some plastic wrap



After the dough had chilled, roll and  cut into shapes


  bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.
  Do not over bake


 
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Frosting
Here is what you will need...
 
This is a real vague recipe. 
I don't measure, I have made this so much,
but this is what it is approximately;

1 cup shortening
1/2 bag (or so) powdered sugar
1 tsp butter flavoring (optional, but really good)
1 tsp vanilla
food coloring if desired

I have found the secret to perfect frosting is the whipping of it.
 I let it whip in the mixer for a few minutes.  It gets nice and fluffy.

 Then, frost your cookies.