Friday, July 17, 2009

foodie friday.

Featuring: Easy Sugar Cookies

Just as the name implies, these cookies are super easy to make and mighty tasty. They are always a huge hit and an easy contribution to a family get-together. Last Christmas, I baked bunches of these and gave them to friends. I also included the most perfect Christmas cookie ever.... stay tuned for that one in a few months! This recipe is from the always fabulous Karen Simar, aka Momma :) Enjoy!

1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt

  • Cream together first 4 ingredients (sugar, shortening, egg, vanilla) until well mixed. A hand mixer works great for this, especially if yours is as cute as my pink one!
  • Mix remaining dry ingredients in another bowl, then add to mixture. 
  • Shape dough into balls (I usually make the balls smaller than if I were making chocolate chips cookies, but the size is totally up to you)
  • Put some additional sugar in a bowl and roll the dough in the sugar.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
  • Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet (don't leave the cookies on the baking sheets longer than 2 minutes or the bottoms will burn)
I don't have any pictures of these sweet treats, but here is a photo of the wonderful mom who gave me the recipe...

Hope you all have fabulous weekends!

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