Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Love Cookies

This is my grandmother's sugar cookie recipe. Enjoy it and be sure to pass it on. Good recipes are meant to be shared.

Nama's Old Fashioned Rolled Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

Cream butter in mixing bowl. Beat in sugar, egg, milk & vanilla. Add flour, salt & baking powder. Mix well. Divide dough in half and wrap in waxed paper. Chill in refrigerator at least one hour. Use plenty of flour on board, rolling pin & cookie cutters to prevent sticking. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper) for 5-8 minutes.

Nama's Frosting

Mix 2 Tablespoons of hot water to 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix with knife. Tint with a drop or two of liquid food coloring.

Note: Using hot water makes the frosting shiny. Add drops of hot water as needed to perfect consistency.
12 Days of Valentines Day
Day 9: Make a batch of heart cookies and share with your neighbors.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Anne, I am going to make this frosting today! I've made the above recipe many times and it's a winner! Happy Valentine's Day!

Anne Reeves said...

Thanks, Nancy. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

MmeBenaut said...

I love the different sizes and different frostings, especially the polkadots!