Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Soft Sugar Cookies
3/4 c sugar
2/3 c Crisco shortening
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp milk
1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
In large bowl, cream together Crisco, sugar, and vanilla.
Add egg and milk. beat until light and fluffy.
In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add to sugar mixture 1/3 at a time until incorporated.
Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes. Mine took exactly 12. It will depend on how big your scoops were.
Let cool for a minute or two on baking sheet, then move to wire cooling rack.
Once cool, top with your favorite frosting or icing.
For my icing, I sifted 2 c powdered sugar and added just under 1/4 c milk.
(Start with less, add more if needed.) Beat until smooth. Add desired food color.