Thursday, September 15, 2011

Amanda P's Super Soft Sugar Cookies

My sister is an amazing Baker.
Well, I should say she is an amazing Homemaker..she is my exact opposite!
I had asked her a few days ago if she was willing to 'give up' her secret recipe of her cookies for my Blog...
I was jaw-dropping ASTOUNDED when she actually said Yes..

So here we go.  Roll up those sleeves, put on that apron(wtf is that?)
And lets get making..

Amanda P's Super Soft Sugar Cookies with Homemade Frosting!

First you need to gather your ingredients for the dough...they go something like this
 2/3 Cup Crisco

3/4 Cup White Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla

1 Egg

4 Teaspoons Milk
2 Cups Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Now, lets get that dough put together! 
 Preheat oven to 375 Degrees

Cream Together Crisco, Sugar and Vanilla until well mixed. Add Egg - Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in Milk and scrape bowl

Sift together dry ingredients and add half at a time, beating well after each addition.
Form into two balls and refridgerate for atleast 1 hour - or you can roll out immediately, which is what I do.

Roll dough out on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick, cut with your favorite cookie cutter and place on a greased cookie sheet.

She was feeling all starry-eyed when she made these, so Stars it was!

Bake until very lightly golden brown around edges - time depends on your oven. I've never timed them, I just watch them and pull them when I feel they are ready
(So what she is saying here, is that she doesnt want to give away her secret! haha)
I would say though, about 8-10 minutes....just keep an eye on them!

See? that wasnt too hard, right?

Now lets do the Frosting...which is the best part of the whole cookie, right??

Gather up those ingredients, folks!
 Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1/2 Cup Crisco

1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter - I use Imperial

1 Tsp Vanilla
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Milk

K, Ready?

 Cream together Crisco, Butter and Vanilla. Add Powdered sugar - Mix well, it will look dry but then you add the milk and mix well. 

At this point you can separate and color in different glass bowls or just leave white for frosting. Frosting will set up the longer its left in the fridge, Cover with a damp paper towel and leave in the fridge until ready to use.

Now that we're all baked up, its time to get to frosting those bad boys!

And tell me...what would frosted cookies be, without SPRINKLES!!!

And there ya have it...Super Soft Sugar Cookies.

These were AMAZING!!
I only had me.........

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