Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sugar Cookies with Butter Cream Frosting

Valentine's Day and Christmas. Those are the two holidays that I always make sugar cookies. But let's be honest, sugar cookies are good anytime! This is the sugar cookie recipe that I have grown up on. It came from my Grandma. I love this sugar cookie recipe because it is so easy to make. Some sugar cookie recipes take such a long time. They require you to put the dough in the fridge for a few hours before you start to roll it out. With this recipe, you can start rolling out dough right away.

Sugar Cookies

1 cup crisco
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tbs vanilla (I used 1 tbs because I used real Mexican vanilla)

4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour

Roll out and use cookie cutters to make desired shapes. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Cool completely then frost and decorate.

Butter Cream Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 package (32 0z.) powdered sugar
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract

Mix first two ingredients together, then start adding a little bit of milk. Add enough milk to make desired consistency. Once the consistency is right, add the extract and food coloring if desired.

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