Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Classics

It seems all of the magazines this time of year have dozens of different types of cookies splashed across their pages. They are all pretty, mouthwatering and no doubt incredibly yummy. As a cookie connoisseur myself, I would love to bake them all. Despite all the new fancy recopies, I always come back to this staple in my family’s house: the sugar cookie.

My mom, sister and I have been making this recipe pretty much my entire life. When I was 3, my preschool teacher asked my mother if she’d make some cookies for our Christmas party. She gave her a recipe. And a tradition was born. Every year the three of us would make these with my dad acting as the official taste tester. It’s a rough job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Sugar Cookies

1 C butter

1 C sugar

1 C powdered sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 C vegetable oil

4 ¼ C sifted flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp vanilla

Mix all the dry ingredients together with a wisk. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and oil. Add dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix well. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake 9-12 mins at 350. Makes 7 dozen.

Or you can let them cool completely and frost with powdered sugar frosting.

Powdered sugar frosting

Heaping Tbl of soft butter

2 C powdered sugar

Add milk slowing to make right consistency

1 Tbl vanilla

Mix with mixer at high until just right.

From my family to your, enjoy the treats of the season!


Holli said...

Yum! I love sugar cookies. Gonna whip out my tried and true recipe this weekend. Enjoy those little treats!!

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

Yum! I don't have a tried and true sugar cookie recipe -- I'll have to try this one! Thanks, Meg!

Sara K. said...

The look scrummy, Meg! Thanks for sharing!

Sara K. said...

They, they look scrummy! Sorry, the massive piles of snow outside my window are going to my head!