The last couple of days has been all about baking and watching Christmas movies for this girl. Last night I made my favorite sugar cookies and frosted them this morning. I also made some more fudge and watched It’s a Wonderful Life!
Every year growing up we made Crisco sugar cookies, and used the largest cookie cutters we could find. I always remember the frosting disasters that we would have as well, ie mixing colors and ending up with a greyish color. Either way, they were delicious.
Last night Joseph helped me make the dough and then became more interested in something else and I finished them solo. LOL it figures!
I also made a special batch of rolo cookies for my Mom, but don’t tell her! I am going to surprise her with them tomorrow!!
The sugar cookie recipe comes on the inside of the butter flavored Crisco package, but I can’t find it on their website. So here it is:
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 stick of Crisco (butter flavored)
1/4 cup light corn syrup or regular pancake syrip
1 T vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
DON’T TURN ON YOUR OVEN YET! This dough needs to be refrigerated for an hour.
Combine sugar and Crisco in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, syrup, and vanilla. Beat until well blended and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating at low speed until well blended.
Divide dough into 3 or 4 sections and wrap in plastic wrap to refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 375. Spread 1 T of flour on waxed paper. Flatten dough with hands and roll out your dough with a rolling pin. Flour your cookie cutters, and do your thing.
Bake them on an ungreased cookie sheet for 5-9 minutes or until you see the edges beginning to brown.
Frost after cooled! You can use any frosting recipe that you prefer. I used the old powdered sugar favorite. 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted. 1 1/2 T milk, and 1/2 t vanilla. I divided it afterwards and added food coloring!
I only used 3/4 of the dough for the sugar cookies. I used the rest for my Mama’s surprise rolo cookies! A couple of months ago my Mom and I were looking at recipes on Pinterest and saw one for snicker doodles stuffed with rolos. She let out a gasp and said that she LOVED rolos and wanted to make them. Well instead of buying more ingredients for snicker doodles, I put the rolos in my sugar cookie dough! I baked them at 375 for about 10 minutes.
They. are. awesome. I will tell my Mom to heat them up for a few seconds first because they are SOOOO good warm and gooey, but I ate a cold one today and it was also delicious!
Please excuse my blurry pictures! I lost my camera and have to resort to iphone pics until I find it!
Q: What is your secret to the best sugar cookies?