Friday, March 19, 2010

Frosted Sugar Cookies

4 stars

These sugar cookies are super soft, just like the ones at the stores.  They are not your super sweet ones that you eat at xmas time. (which are my favorite) So that is really the reason for only 4 stars. Like I said these are like the ones you buy at the stores, which the cookie part is super soft and not all that sweet, piled high with frosting.

On some I used chocolate frosting from the container.. LOL and the others I made frosting, but didn't have butter so had to make the old fashion shortening frosting.  So I will give ingredients for that frosting as well at the end. I also flavored my frosting and I usually go for strawberry or something, but did this one in banana..

Cookie Ingredient:
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Cookie Directions: 
  1. Cream the margarine, shortening, water and add the sugar gradually. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt gradually to the creamed mixture. Cover and chill dough overnight or for 1 1/2 hours in freezer.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut into your favorite shapes. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes or until cookie has a golden appearance. 
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • other flavoring like strawberry
  • food coloring
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla and other flavor with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.


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