Tuesday, February 12, 2013

if you love someone, make them a cookie!


                           VALENTINES DAY CALLS FOR COOKIES!

here's a new sugar cookie recipe i discovered last week.
 i've been making cutout sugar cookies forever and i love my old recipe- but this one's just a little bit different and it's good!


                                        PERFECT SUGAR COOKIES

                             1/2 cup butter at room temp. (no substitutions)
                             1/2 cup crisco
                             1/2 cup powdered sugar  (secret ingredient?)
                             1/2 tsp. baking powder
                             1/2 cup sugar
                             1 egg
                             1 tsp. vanilla
                             2 1/2 cups flour
                             1/2 tsp. cream of tarter

                           mix all - chill till firm (about 2 hours), roll out on flour covered
                           counter- nice and thick (1/4 ") cut out and bake at 350 degrees
                           for 6-9 minutes. don't over bake. edges should be just ever so
                           slightly browned. cool completely and frost.

                            3 cups powdered sugar
                            1 cup butter
                            1 tsp. almond extract
                            2 tsp. whipping cream (or more to make it spreadable)
                            don't over beat- add food coloring of your choice.

                          * this is the frosting recipe that was with the cookies. if you like
                            a thinner smoother frosting, just use powdered sugar, 2 tbsp.
                            butter, almond extract and enough milk or cream to make
                            a thin but spreadable consistency.

enough to make your mouth water aren't they? find a little
person and make some of these together.
make some memories - and then don't
forget to share some with others.   : )
it is my opinion that there is absolutely no
reason to ever say no to a frosted sugar cookie!
life is short let's make it sweet.
love you, i really, really do!
happy valentines week
 xo, beth

i've been cooking up a storm and have all kinds of fun pictures to show you- i know- i've told you i don't like to cook- but hey when i do i'm so excited and proud of myself!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Beth:
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog tonight about the beadboard ceiling. I popped over here to see what you have been up to, and noticed that you made my sugar cookies! YAY! Hope you and your family loved them. They are my absolute favorites! Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!


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