On Sunday my niece, Colette, invited me, her sister, and her mother (my sister) over for a day of Christmas cookie baking. How do these look? Pretty good for a day's work, not to mention all of the fun we had!
The sugar cookies in the lower portion of the photo come from a recipe I got many years ago from one of my Camp Fire Girls. As soon as I gave the recipe to my sister she renamed the recipe as "Adina's Sugar Cookies." I'm pleased to get my name on such fantastic cookies! These cookies are no-fail, buttery, tender and crisp; and because the recipe makes four to five dozen cookies, it is fortunate that they freeze well.
Over the years, these cookies have been the only cookies I have typically made for Christmas. Although they can be made anytime of the year (using a simple sugar on the top), they work well for Christmas, as you can see from the photo. Here we used a cookie press to get the pretty design. Otherwise, I simply use a glass.
SUGAR COOKIES. Makes 4 to 5 dozen.
* 1 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
* 1 cup regular sugar
* 1 cup butter
Cream above together and add:
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat in a mixture of:
* 5 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
* 1 teaspoon salt
Form dough into walnut size ball. Dip glass into sugar (white or colored) and press dough to about 1/4 inch. Before dipping the glass into sugar for the first cookie, you will want to get the bottom of the glass ready to hold the sugar by first pushing the glass into the dough. Bake 350º for 10-12 minutes.
ENJOY!!! AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!!!