Sugar Cookies

Who says sugar cookies have to wait until December? Not me! I love soft sugar cookies in the fall with a cup of coffee or glass of milk, and I’ve been so hungry for them! I made up a batch yesterday – pumpkins and leaves. Yummy and so cute! I have a recipe that I’ve used for years that is my favorite. They mix up in minutes. I love to under bake them just a bit so they’ll stay soft. Then when they’re cool I ice them with a powdered sugar glaze. I put a few cookies on a plate to eat and the rest go into the freezer to bring out on another day. You see, I have a Cookie Monster that lives in my house! He loves cookies and could easily make haste of these in a couple days.

Safe under the dome! Not really!

Here’s my recipe:

2/3 Cup shortening
3/4 Cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
4 tsp. milk
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add egg and milk; beat till light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Wrap in waxed paper or syran wrap and refrigerate at least an hour.
On lightly floured surface, work with half of the dough at a time*. Roll to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cutters. Bake on ungreased cookies sheet at 350 degrees about 7 minutes. Cool slightly; remove. Makes about 3 dozen.
*Chill other half till ready to use.

For the glaze, I use about 1 cup powdered sugar and a few teaspoons of milk, adding slowly and mixing so as to have a thick glaze. After icing cookies, sprinkle with decorations. Let set so the icing will harden.

What fall treats do you enjoy?

6 thoughts on “Sugar Cookies

  1. yum…I think those cookies would ship well if you don't want your cookie monster to eat them all! 12 Riverview Drive, Greenville… 😉

    I have a recipe for pumpkin bars that is amazing…I wait for the leaves to start turning before I make those.


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