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 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
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!