Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Softest Ever Sugar Cookies & Frosting

You may not think that this is a Thanksgiving side, but I'm assigned to bring this to every Family get together, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it. Suppossedly they are low-fat, (not the frosting) but they are way too yummy to believe it. I have to quadruple the batch every time. Tip *set out your butter for the frosting before making the cookies

Lowfat Sugar Cookies

Cream together
1 C. Sugar
1/2 C. shortening
1 egg
1 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix in
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. salt

4 C. flour (may need more, just add enough flour to make your dough firm)

Roll out leaving thick on floured surface and cut into your favorite Shape
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes

makes 2 dozen

Butter Decorator's Icing
(This amount will frost about 4 batches of the sugar cookies)

Mix together and beat for 5 minutes

1/2 C. milk
1 stick of room temp margarine or butter - do not melt
1/4 C. shortening (can add up to 1 cup)
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
7 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar (whole bag)

*add more shortening for firmer icing

*add 1 1/2 C. cocoa for chocolate icing

1 comment:

J-Babe said...

I made five cookie sheets of these for primary and they were really good! Nice and moist and fluffy. I didn't make the frosting though so I will have to try that next time!