Monday, December 12, 2011

Recipe Monday - Christmas Sugar Cookies


 This is my aunt's family famous recipe, delicious every time. And it's a family affair. (I halved this recipe.)

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine (Hey, what's up 1993? I used butter)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla,
2 tablespoons milk
4 cups flour
2/3 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
 
 
 
 
 
Cream the butter and add the sugar.
Beat in the eggs, milk, vanilla.

Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
 
 
 
Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
Chill dough 12 hrs or more. (I chilled it for four hours, because 12 hours? Really?)







Then, prepare your work station. You'll want plenty of flour to keep the dough from sticking. The recipe keeps this in mind, so don't worry about drying the cookies out.
Roll the dough to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
Then have your helpers cut up the dough. Notice that when they get bored, it gets a lot more efficient. Then you can call them back for the sugaring.

Then, sugar it up. You can use anything you want.
Bake the cookies in a 350-degree oven for about 5-7 minutes.


Take them off the sheet and let them cool on paper towels so that the bottoms don't crisp, and you're done!

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