Decorating Grandma's Sugar Cookies..with recipe

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Decorating Grandma's Sugar Cookies..with recipe

You just can't go to Grandma's and NOT make cookies although I was afraid we wouldn't quite make it that far with all the other things we did this week.

Is this play dough Grandma??

I think we need a little help!

Push real hard Brenan!

Colin, You're doing so good!!

Colin and Brenan had a great time rolling out, cutting, baking and decorating their sugar cookies.

The best part was putting chocolate chips all over the cookies.  I accidentally left the bag in front of Brenan for a minute. He had quite a few in his mouth when I got back to him. I must say they had a an even funner time eating them!

  Of course, their mommy had the thrilling task of cleaning up the boys...while I played with the baby...Tee!Hee!

Here's the recipe we used. We made one change. We substituted 1 tsp. cream of tarter and 1/2 baking soda for each teaspoon of baking powder called for because Brenan is allergic to corn starch. Frankly, my kids didn't care for the taste...but for the little was no problem. (I tasted a teeny bit of accident--Really! And it tasted fine to me. :o)

Grandma's Rolled Sugar Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
6 T. butter or margarine
1/3 c. shortening
3/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 T.Milk
1 t. vanilla

(Decorations are up to you. :o)

  • Stir together flour, baking powder, and 1/4 t. salt.
  • Beat butter and shortening for 30 seconds; add sugar and beat till fluffy. 
  • Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture, beating till well combined.
  • Cover and chill at least 3 hours. (We put our dough in a gallon zip bag, flattened it, and stuck it in the freezer. We took it out 30 minutes later and it worked just fine!)
  • Working with 1/2 of the dough at a time, on a lightly floured surface roll to 1/8" thickness. (Ours was more like 1/4"..easier for little hands to pull off the extra dough and pick up to put on the cookie sheet.
  • Cut into desired shapes.  Add decorations as desired.
  • Place on an ungreased cookies sheet.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 minutes or till done.
 Happy Homemaking!


Anonymous said...

Donna ~ It looks like a fun time was had by all! Sweet blessings for your weekend! Hugs ~ Teri

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