Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sugar cookies!

Hey guys:)
I have been in the mood for cookies lately. 2 nights ago I baked chocolate chip cookies, that were good but the recipe needed adjusting some. I was going to attempt and make them again tonight, but we were out of chocolate chips (Thanks dear brother of mine for eating them). So, I got online and found an amazing sugar cookie recipe.
Here it is:

1/3 cup margarine
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Mix margarine and powdered sugar together thoroughly.
3. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until blended. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
4. Shape dough into 24 one-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Crisscross balls by using fork prongs.
5. Bake until lightly brown, about 10 minutes.
I got the recipe from: Here
I doubled the recipe in the hopes there would be enough for my boyfriend to try tomorrow. We usually go through cookies quite quickly. My sister decided we needed to make them into shapes, so we got our cookie press out and used it!
Then I decided I wanted to add some icing. Around Christmas, my mom always makes Christmas tree cookies with green icing.
I asked my mom her recipe and she said:
  1. Half a bag of powered sugar
  2. 1 stick of butter softened (If you don't lay it out ahead of time, melt it in the microwave for 5 seconds, any longer and it will melt, and the cookies won't come out right)
  3. Vanilla
  4. Add drops of food coloring, if desired
Now, my mom doesn't measure when cooking, so you'll have to try the proportions out for yourself, I did.
This is the turn out:
 This is the final outcome, the icing didn't go on so well. I judge the cookies on taste, not appearance!

 This is what the flower cookie press made

This is the Christmas tree my mom always makes!

I love cookies!

Alright y'all, I'm off here. Time to get a bath, and get in bed!
Thanks so much for reading!!

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