We tend to think of decorated sugar cookies only at Christmastime, but autumn is a great season to make up pumpkins and leaves for some yummy fall treats! We love these cookies because they’re soft and just sweet enough.
I love to decorate them and then put them on display for my family to enjoy!
This is my standard recipe:
2/3 Cup shortening
3/4 Cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
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 saran 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?