Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies

1 cup sour milk
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup shortening (The recipe says shortening, but I use 1/2 butter, 1/2 coconut oil instead)
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 cups flour

1) Combine the sour milk and baking soda.  Set aside.
2) In separate bowl combine shortening and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Add salt and baking powder.
Alternate the flour and milk/baking soda until all mixed.
3) Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.
4) Bake 375 for 10-11 minutes.
5) Let cool.  Frost with recipe listed below

1/4 cup butter, softened 
1 tsp vanilla 
couple tablespoons milk or gobs of vanilla yogurt
4-5 cups confectionery sugar

Whip butter and vanilla.  Add confectionery sugar and milk/yogurt until desired consistency is reached.  (I often reduce the confectionery sugar by a cup and replace with a cup of flour to cut the sweetness of the frosting.  It all depends on what kind of sweet tooth you have).

Two candy canes powdered in a burr mixer make perfect toppers for Christmas as long as you frost and eat right away.  They don't last well for the next day. 

Or sprinkles work great. 

2011-Three days before Christmas we're delivering our Christmas cookies wearing no coat, a summer hat and of course our beloved frog boots.  Did I mention we live in Maine?  It's been a toasty December for Maine!

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1 comment:

  1. That's a super cute cookie deliverer you've got there!!! :)



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