Sugar cookies

So I know I have posted that I have gone wheat free, and I have but my children and husband have not totally. I made a batch of these sugar cookies with Gina for Halloween. Now I personally like soft chewy cookies, not the store bought dough that you cut and cook and it is hard. These are light and cake like, and they are not “buttery”. I got this recipe from a cookbook that my aunt gave me, ya know the ones put together by churches with every one’s great Aunt Mae’s favorite recipe?

And the best part about these cookies is that they are foolproof.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar (what is this exactly I don’t know)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • 5 cups AP flour

Yep I have eggs and Crisco in both pics because well, I don’t really know why. But you only need 2 eggs and one stick of Crisco.

Cream sugar and Crisco together. Add eggs.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl.

Now alternately add milk and flour mixture to creamed mixture. Add vanilla (although I have to tell ya, I put the vanilla when I cream the eggs with sugar/Crisco).

Let stand in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

I separate the batch into two, and wrap them in wax paper (or plastic wrap works too).

Once the dough is chilled, dust your work area generously with flour and roll out and cut into shapes.

 

These are a few of the ones made with Gina, we painted them with sugar icing paint. (4 Tbsp powdered sugar mixed with 2 Tbsp orange juice or milk and food coloring)

WARNING!!!! I will tell you that depending on the day and weather and how old your ingredients are this dough can be somewhat too sticky or soft. If this seems to be the case (because your cookies are not cutting and lifting correctly) you just need to keep working in flour. If they turn out too ‘dry’ then just do what I do and add icing cause that makes everything better, especially if it is chocolate icing.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 15 minutes. If you want to embellish the cookies with sprinkles or colored sugar do it before you bake them, it will cook into the dough and make them extra yummy!!

Enjoy!

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