Sugar Cookies Recipe Ingredients:
3 cups sifted flour
1 -1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup white sugar (granulated)
1 cup butter
1 egg (lightly beaten in a small bowl with a fork, remember, like I told you in those other recipes?)
3 Tbsp. cream, (not teaspoons) pay attention, an ‘know the difference between tsp. an’ Tbsp.
1 tsp. vanilla
Get out a big bowl, (especially if you’re gonna double the recipe).
Mix all DRY ingredients together—they are flour, baking powder, salt an’ sugar. Ya should know that by now—If it ain't WET, it must be DRY!
Stir it up good.
Then, cut in butter, (not microwave melted, but semi-soft butter).
Blend with a pastry blender, (most country folks don't have such fancy things as PASTRY BLENDERS, so a good sized fork will do.) Press it around ‘til the mixture is crumbly.
Now comes the WET stuff…stir in the egg, cream, an’ vanilla.
Mix it by hand, no cheatin’, dangit!—.Mixers will become one big ball a dough on the end of those beaters if ya try to do this the lazy way.
Ok, now cover the bowl, an’ stick it in the refer for a good hour so it will be easy to roll out.
Cover the surface lightly with flour where you're gonna roll the dough.
Split the dough into two halves if you doubled the recipe…
Roll one half at a time to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Then, START havin’ fun with those cookie cutters!
If you don't plan on frostin’ these Sugar Cookie babies, just cut into round cookies with an upside down drinking glass after you've floured the edge.
Then, sprinkle with granulated, (white sugar for you beginners).
Bake sugar cookies at 400, 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly brown. DON'T burn ‘em, or they'll taste icky!
When they are baked and cool to the touch, start stirrin’ up this delicious frosting:
Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe:
2 tsps. milk
1 cup powdered sugar,
(confectioners to you ol’ poops who know your way around the kitchen).
2 tsps. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix milk an’ powdered sugar ‘til smooth, then add corn syrup an’ vanilla, mixing again until well blended.
Food coloring of choice—you can divide this frosting mixture into several bowls BEFORE adding different food coloring to each one so you have a variety of colors to spread on those yummy cookies.
If you make these Sugar Cookies a few days early before company arrives for one of those great holidays of fun & food, they freeze with no problem, and thaw quickly.