Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I made some Christmas cookies....yum!!
last night I tried out a new Sugar cookie recipe, and all I can say is YUM!!!!
I did give in and eat one! =}
The cookies were nice and soft, but be sure to take them out BEFORE they brown on the edges, if you are going for soft, otherwise they are still great, just crisp!
The frosting came out GREAT!
You will find both recipes below!
Merry Christmas all!
Soft Christmas Cookies
By: Georgie Bowers
Prep Time:20 Min
Cook Time:8 Min
Ready In:3 Hrs
Original Recipe Yield 4 dozen
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 97 Total Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 9mg
The Best Icing EVER!!
Sugar Cookie Icing...By: JBS BOX
Prep Time:15 Min
Ready In:15 Min
Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen cookies' worth
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
assorted food coloring
In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush.