Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cookies!

Holly and I talked last week about making Christmas cookies, and I mentioned having some little ones around to help me with it. Here are some pictures (and the recipe!):

It definitely involves making a BIG mess....

Carefully cutting out the shapes....

Frosting them....

And some very serious sprinkleputtingoning....

But boy, are these things good!

We just won't say how many fingers got licked in the process. ;)

Here is the easy peasy recipe....

Sugar Cookies

Cream: 1 1/3 cups soft butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and 2 eggs

Add: 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/4 cup milk, 4 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 3 tsp. baking powder.

Divide dough in half. Chill 1 hour.

Roll out on floured surface. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

Frosting: cream 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter.

Add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 5 cups confectioners sugar, 3 teaspoons milk, and 2 egg whites.

Color them red (or pinkish, like mine) and green, if desired, and top with loads of sprinkles!

This is a necessary part of Christmas, I tell ya. Don't miss out on the fun and yumminess!

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