Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yummy Good Sugar Cookies

A friend of mine (Lynn O.) makes these wonderful, soft, sugar cookies. Mine never turn out as good as hers but I have included her notes below. Enjoy!

1/2 C shortening

1/2 C butter or margarine

1 C sugar

1 egg

2 TBSP milk

Mix until creamy. Add:

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 C flour

Mix well. Let chill for at least 1 hour. Roll out on floured board and cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 350-degrees for 8-10 minutes.

A couple notes from Lynn. "I've tried both the butter and margarine and can't tell too much difference, so whichever you have on hand. The dough is quite soft, so quite a bit of flour while you are rolling it out is helpful. Also, the longer you chill it, the easier it seems to be to roll out, but I've done it in just the hour she recommends, too. And, as far as the baking goes...they ALMOST look like they are not done when you take them out of the oven (not brown on the edges). That's the secret to keeping them nice and soft! Oh, and I usually AT LEAST double this...usually quadruple!"

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